Education Center Master Gardener Volunteers

 

What's New and Noteworthy

 

Volunteer Travel time to the Education Center

The UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center will give our volunteers credit for time spent traveling to the center (for more information, consult our Travel time policy).

 

Social Media Ambassadors

The mission of the Social Media Ambassadors is to enhance the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) brand, expand external online communications, and build an engaged member community.  The Social Media Ambassadors actively represent the UNHCE Education Center on social networking sites such Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Pinterest, and YouTube (for more information, consult our Social Media Ambassador page).

UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners participate in an extensive training program. This specialized training prepares them to engage as knowledgeable horticulture advisors and volunteer educators at the Education Center “Info Line”. Their interaction with New Hampshire citizens supports both the mission of the Extension:

"UNH Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information to enhance their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy",

and the Master Gardener credo:

"Extending Knowledge and Solving Problems"

Working under the supervision of a Cooperative Extension professional, Master Gardener volunteers provide research-based information on a wide variety of topics including horticulture issues, plant selection, installation, and maintenance, environmentally sound gardening practices, pest identification and management, wildlife, food preparation and food safety, and many other varied topics (read more).

Last year, our volunteers answered over 4,000 inquiries at the Info Line: