Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties
University of California
Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba Counties

Apply to Be a Master Gardener

Sutter and Yuba county residents will be interested to learn that the Sutter-Yuba Cooperative Extension of the University of California will be offering a 64-hour training program for those interested in becoming UC Master Gardeners.

Applicants should have some experience and a high degree of interest in gardening, be able to communicate effectively with the public by telephone or by personal contact, be able to complete an intensive 16 week (64 hour) training program in plant science and horticulture, pass a written examination and be able to devote a minimum of 50 hours of post training volunteer time in activities mutually agreed up on with the advisory in the Sutter-Yuba Cooperative Extension Office. 

The training program will be held in Yuba City each Wednesday afternoon (12:30 to 4:30 pm) beginning February 6, 2019 ending May 22, 2019. 

Application and UC Master Gardener position description and activities are at the U.C. Cooperative Extension Office. Applicants are urged to read the entire application before completing it. Applications can be done online or paper and turned in to the Cooperative Extension Office at 142A Garden Hwy, Yuba City.

The deadline for the acceptance of application is: Thursday, November 16, 2018.

A mandatory "Sutter-Yuba Master Gardener Program Introduction" is schedule for Friday, November 30, 2018 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

What is a Master Gardener?

UCCE Master Gardeners are trained representatives of the University of California Cooperative Extension, providing horticultural advice and information to our home gardening community.

We are accepting names of those people interested in joining us in 2019. Click here if interested. 

Applicants should have some experience and a high degree of interest in gardening along with:

  • Ability to volunteer for 50 hours post training
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public by telephone or by personal contact
  • Ability to complete the training program in plant science and horticulture

UC Master gardener volunteers help people in their local community and expand their horticultural horizons. They explore the life of the garden, put what they know into practice, and enjoy working with dedicated master gardener colleague-volunteers in a wide variety of interesting and challenging activities.

If you would like more information please contact the Sutter-Yuba UC Cooperative Extension office in Yuba City at 530-822-7515 or email sutteryuba@ucanr.edu.

 
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Application

Download Application packet (which includes):

  1. Master Gardener Training Cover Letter
  2. Position Description
  3. Master Gardener Volunteer Application Form

or

Apply online

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