The New York Sea Grant and the Cornell Cooperative Extension have a comprehensive list of Invasive Plants complete with clearly defined photographs. This publication, the Invasive Species Program, and the NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse are supported by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Looking for a downloadable file of Invasive Plants in New York State? Click here.
BECOME A MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER
Become a Cornell Master Gardener Volunteer – Applications are Being Accepted Now for Fall Training!
Kingston, NY - Do you enjoy learning about gardening and sharing your knowledge with others? Become a Master Gardener Volunteer with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC). Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications to become a Master Gardener for their 2015-2016 class. Interviews will take place beginning in July and August 2015. Training will begin in September at the CCEUC Education Center in Kingston on Tuesdays from 9:00am-4:00pm. Attendance in all classes is mandatory. The fee is $250 but participants will be refunded $50 upon completion of 100 volunteer hours within the first two years.
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide the public with gardening programs and activities that convey horticulture research and experience. Volunteers are selected and trained in all aspects of horticulture from taxonomy and plant pathology to organic gardening. Each Master Gardener Volunteer must complete an initial 100 hours of research-based instruction from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and will continue to be exposed to the latest developments through a variety of educational training methods and state of the art gardening techniques. Basic requirements are an interest and experience in horticulture, a willingness to give back to the community and the time to do so. Volunteers are not considered a Cornell Master Gardener Volunteer until the initial 100 hours of volunteer time is completed.
For a detailed position description and application see our website, http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/gard…/become-a-master-gardener. This information can also be picked up at the main office of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County located at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston or can be e-mailed or mailed by calling Master Gardener Coordinator, Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335.