Master Gardener Volunteers are neighbors teaching neighbors about horticultural topics and environmentally sound gardening practices, providing the public with educational programs and activities that draw on the horticultural research and experience of Cornell University. Master Gardener Volunteers receive instruction and are kept up-to-date through training and workshops. In return, they agree to share their knowledge through community service. After completing the training course and volunteering for 125 hours, they become certified as CCE Suffolk Master Gardener Volunteers.
Master Gardener Volunteers . . .
We welcome adults of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to the Master Gardener Volunteer program. Anyone who enjoys gardening, has a desire to share knowledge and skills, and who is willing to provide community service is encouraged to apply. To become a Certified Master Gardener Volunteer, one must successfully graduate from the course, volunteer 125 hours within a 2 year period, and remain active by volunteering at least 30 hours each year after certification.
Being a Master Gardener Volunteer is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. The commitment and dedication of our volunteers help county residents to understand best gardening practices, and contribute to making Suffolk County a more beautiful and greener place to live.
For more information on becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, or to request a speaker or a Master Gardener Volunteer for your project, please contact:
Last updated October 18, 2019