There are 268 trained Laramie County Master Gardeners as of October 31, 2012. Twenty five students graduated on October 27, to full Master Gardener Status and 81 Master Gardeners are current with their requirements as of October 31, 2012.
Master Gardeners and Master Gardener Interns have volunteered 6434*** hours of service to the Laramie County community in 2010. According to the web site “IndependentSector.org” ((http://independentsector.org/programs/research/volunteer_time.html), 2012 volunteer time in Wyoming is now valued at $18.97 per hour, which is a return of $122,052 back to the Laramie County community.
The 2012 Master Gardener volunteer log sheets show, that on average, a Master Gardener gives back 60.4 hours of their time to the community, which speaks of their dedication to the Master Gardener program and the community.
In 2012, The Master Gardeners again assisted the Stride Learning Center, a pre-school program for learning disabled children ages 3 to 5, with a sensory garden and assisted them with planting seeds for garden therapy.
Annual Service Log (PDF format)
Master Gardener Application Brochure (PDF format)