2018 URI Master Gardener Program Core Training Application APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2017. Please provide the following information:Name First Last Address Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Home PhoneCell PhoneEmail* Please answer all questions thoroughly and honestly. The URI Master Gardener Core Training is a competitive application process.1. I learned of the URI Master Gardener Program through:URI Master Gardener HotlineURI Master Gardener KioskURI Master Gardener EventWord of mouthWebsite (please specify which below):Other (please describe below)2. Please list your relevant skills (i.e. teaching, public speaking, community or school gardener, leadership, team player).3. Do you have a specialized area of gardening interest or expertise? (Such as perennials, trees, composting, native plants, insects/pollinators, vegetable gardening, etc.)4. Do you currently volunteer your time in the community? If yes, please specify. How many hours a month do you estimate you spend on volunteer activities?NoYes5. Do you currently work in the green industry (i.e. landscape maintenance, arborist, landscape designer, landscape architect)?NoYes (please specify)6. The mission of the URI Master Gardener Program is to educate citizens in environmentally sound horticulture practices through the dissemination of factual, research-based information. In other words, we educate community members to help people make better gardening decisions. Does this mission interest you? Why or why not?7. Please check one:I’d like to take the Master Gardener Program and will volunteer in the next 12 months.I’d like to take the Master Gardener Program and might volunteer in the next 12 months.I’d like to take the Master Gardener Program but will not volunteer in the next 12 months.8. Why do you wish to become a URI Master Gardener? Please take care in providing all motivations for taking the class, as we focus on this section during the application review process.9. Are you available for at least three (3) evening hours/week for 14 consecutive weeks from late January through April 2018?YesNoNot sure10. Please initial all statements below to indicate your agreement:I request consideration for acceptance into the URI Master Gardener Program beginning in January of 2018.I agree to complete a criminal background check with the RI Office of the Attorney General prior to engaging with youth under the age of 18.I understand that completion of the training program and 50 hours of volunteer service on approved service projects is required to be initially certified as a URI Extension Master Gardener.I understand that annual certification is required to retain the title of URI Extension Master Gardener once initial certification is obtained.I agree to sign the attached URI Extension Volunteer Agreement.NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.