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Application Process

Colorado Master Gardener programs operate at the county level, with primary support from the county government. Applicants should apply to their home county; those whom apply to the Weld County CMG program must complete their volunteer hours in Weld County. Colorado Gardening Certificate training is provided for educational purposes only and participants are not eligible to volunteer for the CMG program in Weld County.

If you have questions on the application process for the Colorado Master Gardener Program or Colorado Gardening Certificate Program, please contact Sunshine Gearhart, Coordinator of the Weld County Colorado Master Gardener Program.

Colorado Master Gardener Application (Volunteer Program)
Colorado Gardening Certificate Application (Non-Volunteer Program)
or
Sunshine Gearhart
(970) 400-2080
sgearhart@weldgov.com

  • Weld County will have fall classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from September 12, 2019 - November 21, 2019 for both the Colorado Master Gardener (CMG) and the Colorado Gardening Certificate (CGC) training.
  • Fall training will be held in Broomfield, CO.
  • The application for the CMG program requires information regarding your background in gardening, previous volunteer experience, general availability for volunteer work, a background check, three references, and a signed contract committing to a minimum of 50 hours volunteer work to be completed in the first year of volunteering.
  • Colorado Master Gardener (CMG) program training cost: $170.00 (tuition)
  • Colorado Gardening Certificate (CGC) Training cost: $530.00 (tuition)
  • Participants in the CGC training do not have a volunteer commitment.  The Colorado Gardener Certificate may be displayed in a place of business and used in business marketing.

Preliminary screening will be based on the application form; primary considerations are based on:

  • interest in volunteer work, availability for volunteer work, people skills (ability to assist Extension in home horticultural educational efforts), and gardening experience
  • background check through CSU
  • reference questionnaire will be sent to the references you provide to us

Submit a completed CMG or CGC application to the Weld County Extension Office, 525 N. 15th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631 or email to Sunshine Gearhart at sgearhart@weldgov.com by the application deadline: Applications due by Friday, July 26, 2019.