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Beth Allhands
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703

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Master Gardener Application

We are excited to have you apply for the Master Gardener Program. This application is for the Master Gardener Program in DeWitt, Macon & Piatt Counties.

* First Name
* Last Name
* Street
* City
* State
* Zip Code
* Home Phone
Work Phone
* Best Time to Contact You
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
* Email


Ethnicity - Please select one.

Race - Please select one or more.


*Residence - Please choose one of the following choices.

*Have you had any previous affiliations with University of Illinios and/or Extension?

If answering yes to the previous question, please describe.

*Why do you want to become a University of Illinios Extension Master Gardener?

*Are you available for classroom training during regular business hours?

*Are you available to volunteer time during regular business hours?

*Have you been in another Master Gardener Program?
If answering yes to the previous question, please answer where and when.

*Describe your present and previous work experience including employer, job title and number of years.

*Describe volunteer roles with any other community groups. Please list current or most recent experience first. Include the organization, volunteer role and the number of years working with the organization.

*Briefly state your gardening interests; such as vegetables, flowers, herbs, etc.

*Do you have any teaching experience with children or adults; either in a formal classroom, one-on-one in the garden or in other settings?
If answering yes to the previous question, please describe.

Do you know anyone who is already a Master Gardener? If so, please list name(s).
Volunteer work is divided into three areas: 40 hours on the home horticulture help line, 10 hours in the display gardens and 10 hours in other service areas. This may vary slightly depending on your home county. The following activity list indicates various ways in which you could spend these 10 hours.

*Please check the areas you find interesting:

Do you need any assistance (financial, physical, accomodation, etc.) to participate in this program? If so, please describe.

Please list any special skills (computer, art, writing, photography, etc.) which you would like us to know about.

*Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense?
Please note that a conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. A conviction will be considered as it relates to the specifics of the position for which you have applied.

*How did your hear about the Master Gardener Program?

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the Master Gardener Application. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Allhands at 217.762.2191.

*Indicates questions that require an answer.