November 13, 2020 - 10:00am --

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer program!

Print and return the attached application to be considered for the 2021 Secrest Master Gardener program. Applications are due by December 31th, 2020. The class is limited to 30 participants. Interviews with prospective volunteers will take place the second and third weeks of January, 2021.

The training course will take place on Friday afternoons March 12- May 14. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be a combination of online instruction and onsite training. Course material is mobile friendly if you don’t have a computer, but have a smart phone or tablet. If the pandemic should suddenly disappear a 100% in-person training will be considered. Course work will be completed each week prior to the class where we will meet to discuss the content on Zoom or have in-person labs. Upon completion of the training volunteers must earn 50 hours of volunteer service by the end of the next year (19 months to complete hours) in order to become a Master Gardener Volunteer. Participants will have assistance in finding a volunteer role.

Entrance into the program is based on passage of a criminal background check. Cost is $150 and covers the training manual, hand lens, shirt, name badge and other supplies.

Apply today!

Return the application to:

Paul Snyder
OARDC, Secrest Arboretum
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

Or email application.

Contact Paul with questions:, or (330) 263-3968.