As part of their certification, Master Gardener Interns are required to complete 30 hours' work on an approved project or projects that will complement the lecture portion of the MG class and expand on the Interns' knowledge and skills. Certified Master Gardeners working towards their Advanced MG certification also fulfil their outreach commitments by undertaking projects, and mentoring MG Interns.
CMGA grants funding assistance towards MG outreach projects, on application by project leaders. More on Project Funding.
Master Gardeners and MG Interns are energetic and dedicated volunteers, giving freely of their time, knowledge and gardening expertise.
They are encouraged to take the lead in outreach projects, as educational opportunities to the public and for the benefit and enhancement of their local communities.
A few of these wonderful outreach projects are featured on the following pages. Have a look and be inspired!
Will your outreach project feature on these pages? Contact us.
Every garden has a beginning . . .
Under the able direction of MG Nick Mancini, and with a great deal of hard work by AMGs, MGs and MG Interns alike, the vegetable garden at the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford undergoes a transformation!
Pictured at right: October 2008 - clearing the plot.
Below: Early November 2008, and work has been started on the container beds.
Calling all vegetable growers! Do you have more vegetables than you know what to do with? Don't let this bounty go to waste. Connecticut Food Bank's warehouses throughout the State encourage home and community gardeners to donate their extra crops.
Clean, fresh produce can be dropped off at any of CT Food Bank's warehouses in East Haven, Fairfield and Waterbury.