creating a Master gardener Program

READING LIST

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POWER POINTS

HOSTING A CLASS

PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION

MOVING FORWARD WITH FOUNDERS

    • Moving Forward with Founders: recorded webinar presentation, by Dr. Paula Huff, as part of the 2013 EMG Coordinators Discussions. Fast forward to 5 minutes and 30 seconds (using the scroll bar, at the bottom) to skip announcements and start directly in with Dr. Huff's presentation.
      • Reviewer felt that this resource likely relates to all EMG coordinators, whether they are at the county or state level. This webinar may be especially useful to young professionals, as they start out as EMG coordinators. An accompanying Journal of Extension paper provides the research basis for this presentation, and is a great accessory to the webinar. (2014)

TEMPLATES

CRITERIA FOR PROJECT SELECTION

    • Langelloto, G., W.A. Miller, J. Yost, and M. McIntyre, Marcia.
      • Before a project is approved by Extension and available to Master Gardeners, it needs to be planned in accordance with EMG program guidelines. This checklist offers a preliminary review of projects being submitted for approval for volunteer service hours. (2019)

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROJECT PROPOSAL FORM

PROJECT PROPOSAL FORM

    • Project Proposal Form: this form can be used to screen requests for Master Gardener assistance on community projects. The original form was developed by the Clatsop County Master Gardeners in cooperation with their local Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program.
      • Reviewer felt that the form would be appropriate for a range of locations and audiences. (2014)

EXAMPLES

HOW DO YOU DO IT? ADAPTING AND SURVIVING IN THE FACE OF BUDGET CUTS.

  • Wilson, Mary. Poster presented at: Extension Master Gardener National Coordinators’ Conference; 2018 August 6-10; Madison, WI.
    • Federal, state and local budget cuts in 2011 forced the MSU Extension Master Gardener Program to look at a different financial and delivery structure for survival. Program structure has since transformed from a county-run program to a state-run standardized model. Potential training course sites undergo feasibility and sustainability assessments and, if approved, an application and budget are submitted and reviewed by the State Office. Centralized online enrollment ensures consistency with fee collection, scholarship process and data collection. All curriculum components are delivered exclusively by vetted educators/coordinators to maintain program quality. MSUE Events Management ensure adherence to financial protocol with over-site of training course budgets. Upon completion of training courses, funds are returned to local programs based upon enrollment numbers. After seven years, this model has resulted in greater consistency, financial sustainability and program growth. (2019)