Orange Master Gardener Class of 2018

By Amy Vu, UF/IFAS Orange County Urban Horticulture agent and Master Gardener program coordinator

Orange County's Master Gardener program is a volunteer-based program for those people interested helping others and has been serving the citizens of Orange County since 1981. Currently Master Gardener volunteers in Orange County are answering an average of 1000 calls a month. This service is invaluable to residents of the area, because it supplies them with research based information that is readily available. Some help to maintain demonstrations gardens, staff clinics around the county, test soil pH, teach classes, and help run some of the larger programs.

Twenty-five men and women standing in front of a sign reading Congratulations Master Gardener Graduates

April is National Volunteer Month, when we celebrate the work that volunteers do year-round. Volunteer Month recognizes and promotes the spirit of service, and raises awareness about how volunteering changes lives and strengthens communities.