Thank you for your interest in the Lancaster County Master Gardener program. Our Master Gardener program is devoted to education and community service. Master Gardeners support the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension’s educational programs in the area of horticulture.
In this packet, you will find: 1) Application, 2) Master Gardener job description, 3) Master Gardener policy form, and 4) Training schedule. Please read this information carefully and completely.
If you are interested in becoming a Lancaster County Master Gardener volunteer, please send your completed application with attached policy form to our office by Friday, January 24, 2014. Applications that are not completely filled out will not be considered for review. Applications received after the submission deadline will not be eligible for this year’s program.
Interest in the Lancaster County Master Gardener Program is very high. Applications are reviewed on the basis of the information provided on the application forms, regardless of when the forms were received, there is no first-come, first-served policy.
Review of the applications does not start until after the application deadline. If your application meets with expectations, we will schedule a personal interview with you. This interview will be scheduled January 29th through February 3rd, 2014.
The cost of the training is $180.00 per applicant, which covers the cost of the Nebraska Master Gardener Handbook and other training materials.
You will be expected to pay for the class at that the end of the interview, if you are accepted into the program.
If you are unable to attend the required training dates of the Lancaster County Master Gardener Program you may want to consider training that is being offered by the Campus Based Master Gardener Program, which is held in the evening. Contact Terri James at 472-8973 for more information.
Thank you for considering the Lancaster County Master Gardener volunteer program.
Sarah Browning ,
Horticulture Extension Educator
Mary Jane Frogge,
Horticulture Extension Associate