Master Gardener Volunteer Educators

Become a Master Gardener

The 2021 Delaware Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Statewide Training Program for residents living in New CastleKent or Sussex counties begins on Monday, Sept. 8 through Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.  Classes are held twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.  Most trainings will be held via Zoom. Some training sessions will require travel to other locations within the three counties. Please view the detailed instructions for your residential county, as some details will differ.

As a member of the 2021 Delaware Master Gardener training class, you are expected
to:

  • complete the course of study,
  • volunteer 40 hours and,
  • gain an additional 5 hours of advanced training by November 1, 2022

If you are accepted into the training class, the training fee is $150. Selected applicants will be notified by the county coordinator (preferably by phone). A University of Delaware background check is also required.

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Contact

Megan Pleasanton Extension Educator, Delaware State University, Master Gardener coordinator for Kent County
 302-242-5692

Kent County applicants:

For more information please contact Megan Pleasanton shown above. Please complete the online application form below. Once submitted, you will receive a reciept.

 

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Contact

Carrie Murphy Extension Agent, Horticulture, Master Gardener coordinator for New Castle County
 302-831-1426

New Castle County Applicants:

For more information please contact Carrie Murphy shown above. Please complete the online applicaiton form below. Once submitted, you will receive a reciept.

Headshot photo Tracy Wootten Cooperative Extension

Contact

Tracy Wootten Extension Agent, Horticulture, Master Gardener coordinator for Sussex County
 302-236-0298

Sussex County Applicants:

For more information please contact Tracy Wootten shown above. Please complete the online appliction form below. Once submitted, you will recieve a reciept.