et us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust
The Marla Diamond Master Gardener Grant was established in June, 2006 to encourage WNF&GA members to pursue preparation as a “master gardener.”
Training is offered in each state through the state university extension services. Typically, it includes 10 weeks of training in all areas of gardening and requires that participants pass weekly quizzes and a final exam and complete at least 40 hours of volunteer work educating others in the field of horticulture.
The Marla Diamond Master Gardener Grant offers four $250 individual scholarships to offset the cost of enrolling in locally-offered training programs. Applicants must be 21 and will be asked to sign a contract stating that they will pay back the total award amount if they do not complete the class and the 40 volunteer hours for certification. Only one grant will be given per family.
Please check with the extension office in your State or County for more information about your local master gardener program, and then apply for a Diamond Grant.
Send your name, branch name, division, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number using the application below: