Master Gardeners assist Phipps with a broad array of horticulture-related projects and activities, with an emphasis on Phipps education and outreach programs. Upon selection, applicants participate in an intensive 2 semester training program which has an admission fee. They earn the title of Master Gardener while volunteering in such a capacity for Phipps after completing all classes and required volunteer hours, and successfully passing an exam. Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Answering Ask Dr. Phipps questions on the phone, by email or as part of in-person outreach events
  • Performing garden maintenance at Phipps Garden Center and on community sites in conjunction with Phipps' Homegrown program
  • Assist with education department special events and programs, such as Phipps greens sale and annual conferences
  • Supporting educational programs as an instructor's aide
  • Share horticultural information to the public through tabling, teaching classes, writing or other outlets 

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All applications are due by Thurs., Sept. 22, 2022. 

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