2021 - 2022 University of Hawai‘i CTAHR Kaua‘i Master Gardener Program Application
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming UH Master Gardener Volunteer Program on Kaua‘i! The purpose of this program is to build horticultural expertise in interested volunteers using relevant, science-based horticultural information, and to conduct community outreach using the knowledge learned to support the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) cooperative extension services in promoting sustainable gardening practices and environmental stewardship in our communities.

The 2021 training course will be conducted at the Kaua‘i Agricultural Research Station in Wailua (depending on coivd), meeting weekly between February - June 2021. The planned start date is February 12th.
In case covid prevents in-person meeting the courses will be held via Zoom and hands-on activity kits will be available for pickup.
The Kaua‘i Agricultural Research Station is located at 7370-A Kuamo‘o Road, Kapa‘a, HI, 96746

Please fill out the requested information below. Your information will not be used outside of the Master Gardener Program.

***This application is DUE on or before Sunday, November 29th, 2020***

Please send inquiries to James Keach, Kaua‘i County UH MG Coordinator: jkeach@hawaii.edu

University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension, College of Tropical Agricultural and Human Resources; United States Department of Agriculture; Local Extension Councils Cooperating; University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
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If you do not have an email address, please provide an email address of a family member or friend to whom we can send information.
Can you attend all training sessions during the seventeen (17) week training course? *
Typically held Friday mornings 9-noon, February - June 2021 at the Kaua‘i Research Station (pending covid) or via Zoom with hands-on projects. Sometimes classes may finish earlier.
Do you have a smartphone or internet-connected computer with which you can use Zoom or other online meeting programs? Alternatives may be available but this in case of continued threat from Covid-19 the program may move to online classes with hands-on projects to conduct at home. *
What types of hobbies, interests, or experiences do you have relating to horticulture? Please be as detailed as possible. *
How familiar are you with Hawaiian climate, soils, plants, agricultural systems, or culture? *
Describe any public speaking or teaching experience you have had: *
Describe a time when you have worked in a group to accomplish a task, as well as your role in that group: *
This program requires seeking out volunteer projects that help the public with their gardening needs. Describe a couple of volunteer projects you have done on your own. Also, briefly describe any volunteer project areas you might want to help the community with the gardening training that we will provide. *
If selected as a Master Gardener, please indicate times in the upcoming year you would NORMALLY BE MOST AVAILABLE to volunteer for Master Gardener activities. Check all that apply. **Morning= 8am-12pm, Afternoon= 12pm-5pm, Evening= 5pm-8pm
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If selected as a Master Gardener, which types of volunteer projects would you enjoy participating in? Select your First Choice here:
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In 1-2 sentences, please explain why you want to be accepted into the Master Gardener program. *
Prior to being selected for the 2021-2022 UH Master Gardener Volunteer Program, all chosen applicants are required to have an orientation/interview. If selected, can you take part in an orientation/interview? This may be done over the phone, in-person, or via Zoom. *
What days and time in January are BEST to call you for this orientation/interview?
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I wish to become a University of Hawaii Master Gardener (UH MG). If selected, I agree to fully participate in the training program and disseminate information and recommendations provided and/or approved by UH Cooperative Extension Service. I understand there is an estimated $200 training fee and that after the training I am required to do 50 hours of volunteer service to the UH MG Program (40 public volunteering and 10 hours of continuing education). *
Please indicate if you "agree" or "disagree" with these terms.
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