VCE Master Gardener Applicant Agreement
VCE Master Gardeners are an educational gardening service organization under Virginia Cooperative Extension which is a joint program under Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. The program will enable you to give back to your local community through volunteer hours. As part of your training you will be given 50hrs of educational content that will help you learn to research answers to Horticulture Questions. The course work will consist of weekly chapter readings, CANVAS Courseware assignments and required live Zoom meetings on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm during the class period. There will also be additional optional day/weekend hands-on field trips. This adds up to about 6 hours of course work a week.
As a volunteer you will be required to complete 50hrs of volunteer service after graduation in 1 year. To maintain the certification there after, you will be required to complete 20hrs of volunteer service and 8 hours of continuing education each year following.