Master Gardener Program

2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Graduation and Service Awards


Recent graduates L to R: Edie Johnson, John Greene, Christine Davies, Rita Maddi

10 Year Service Awards: 

Marty Cuff

Mary Ann Cuff

Linda Dillenbeck

Teri Holden

Susan Stoddard

15 Year Service Awards: 

Rae Marie Bostrom

Richard Ceponis

Gail Kovac

20 Year Service Award: 

Sue McClain

25 Year Service Award: 

Elaine Gregory

Mary Matwey

Congratulations to all and Thank you for all you do!

The Master Gardener volunteer program is a nationwide Cooperative Extension project that provides interested gardeners with horticultural training. In return, these volunteers provide gardening education and information to the community.

In Broome County, the Master Gardeners receive extensive training in a full year course of study, including classes in plant science, entomology, soil and fertilizers, ornamentals, and other horticultural subjects. The volunteers answer questions on the Horticulture Response Line, a telephone information service of Cornell Cooperative Extension – Broome County. A Speakers’ Bureau is available to community groups and the Master Gardeners participate in programs with 4-H and other area youth.

In addition, there is a unique role for Master Gardeners in Broome County. Under the supervision of the staff Horticulture Educator, these volunteers are the caretakers of Cutler Botanic Garden. During winter months, the Master Gardeners plan the garden. In spring and summer, they plant and care for the garden.

If you would like to obtain a Master Gardener Application packet (Master Gardener Program and Master Gardener Volunteer Interest Survey) please call Carol Fetterman, Administrative Assistant at (607) 584-9966 or e-mail

Last updated September 23, 2021