master gardener
Master gardener
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Master Gardeners at Wlsv pH Radio Clinic
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Register for Master Gardener Volunteer Training 2023


Are you passionate about gardening and eager to make a positive impact in your community? Join our Master Gardener Volunteer training program and unlock the secrets of becoming a certified Master Gardener!

Program Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Training: Learn from experienced horticulturalists and experts in the field.
  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical gardening skills through workshops and real-world projects.
  • Community Engagement: Give back by sharing your knowledge and helping local gardens flourish.
  • Certification: Become a certified Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer upon completion.

Training Details:

  • Dates: Registration: September 1st to October 13th, 2023; Enrollment process: October 2023; Classes: November 2023 to March 2024.
  • Location: CCE Allegany County Office in Belmont for in person sessions, and via Zoom for online sessions. 
  • Duration: 12 weeks.
  • Cost: $250 with the option of getting $100 back after completing your first year of volunteering.

How to start?

If you're interested in becoming a MGV, follow these 3 steps:

1. Watch this video to learn more about this program:

2. Fill out the registration form: 

for online form click HERE

For printed form click HERE and download the registration form, fill out by hand and send by mail to Cristian Acosta-MGV Coordinator, to 5435A County Road 48 Belmont, NY 14813.

3. Once the registration period ends we will contact you for the next steps!

Note: if you want to participate in this volunteer program and can't afford this payment, please contact Cristian Acosta at for payment options and scholarships (if available). 

Don't miss this opportunity to cultivate your gardening passion and make a difference in your community. Register now to secure your spot in this rewarding program!

Learn more about this wonderful program here: 

Let's grow together and create beautiful, sustainable gardens in our community. We look forward to welcoming you to our Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Allegany County family!

Last updated October 16, 2023