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Wright County Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners are required to volunteer 50 hours the first year as interns and 25 hours annually thereafter as certified active Master Gardeners. Active volunteers are also asked to participate in continuing education of 5-12 hours per year, depending on the county in which they volunteer.

Some activities of Master Gardeners include:

    teaching classes and workshops
    answering phone inquiries concerning home horticulture
    assisting with county Horticulture Days
    teaching and demonstrating horticulture techniques in community and school gardens
    teaching youth and judging horticulture projects
    media interviews and articles on horticulture topics
    speaking to schools and youth groups on gardening topics
    holding plant clinics at garden centers and farmers markets
    representing the program at county and state fair exhibits
    horticulture therapy for both children and adults
    teaching horticulture in hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement centers

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