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Maricopa County Master Gardener

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Master Gardeners are volunteers trained to assist you with your landscape and garden questions.

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Master Gardener Training

To become a Certified Master Gardener, participants must complete the initial training class and donate 20 hours of volunteer service while the duration of the training.

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We have just moved here and I have a tree that has green leaves and yellow flowers and a bush that has grey leaves and yellow flowers. Does anyone know what they are?

Angela McConville | A new status has been shared | 5 days 21 hours ago

Want learn how to grow great roses? The Maricopa County Master Gardeners is offering its class on successfully growing roses on Thursday, January 26 from 6:00-8:00pm at the UofA/Maricopa County Extension office at 4341 E Broadway Rd. I can't tell you how much I've spent over the years buying roses only to have them fail. So $20-25 to learn how to do it right seems like a bargain!

Janet Schwappach Moralez | A new status has been shared | 5 days 21 hours ago

We are hiring a temporary, part-time Instructional Specialist to teach gardening classes in Maryvale.
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The instructional specialist position is located in Phoenix, Arizona and teaches urban food production classes to community leaders in Maryvale. The incumbent will work with the Maricopa County Agroecology Program Team and Valley of the Sun United Way to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or their specifications. This position will build competency and confidence in identified garden leaders in sustainable desert vegetable production on a small scale in an urban environment. This is a half-time (0.50 FTE), temporary position.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
Teach community gardening classes in West Phoenix to a diverse population.
Evaluate existing curriculum and make appropriate modifications.
Recruit program participants.
Connect program participants to appropriate community resources.
Confer with and advise staff, volunteers and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretation; refer to appropriate department person when unable to respond. * Interact and maintain liaison with volunteers, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.
Prepare and maintain records and reports to ensure compliance with funder specifications and University policies.
Develop, compile and write communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinate process from development through printing and distribution.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of urban food production and composting in a desert environment.
Skill in teaching adults in the classroom and field setting.
Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications
Upon employment must have a valid driver’s license with two years minimum experience.
Must have a reliable, personal vehicle with the proper Arizona registration and insurance.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, four years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to effectively communicate in English and Spanish.

Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 20
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $10.156 - $12.519 per hour

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S22591
Desired Start Date 01/30/2017
Position End Date 01/26/2018

To learn more and apply, visit

Maricopa County Master Gardeners | A new link has been shared | 5 days 22 hours ago