About Us

Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, the Vision Statement of OCMGA:

The Outagamie County Master Gardener Association is an active group of well-recognized, dedicated horticultural volunteers, providing education and service to the community.

Every Master Gardener volunteer is required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer service and an additional 10 hours of continuing education after the first year to maintain certification. Keeping a record of those hours and turning them in by the deadline each year is very important. Not only do these records allow for recognition of volunteers for their hard work, but they are also invaluable for program evaluation. Timesheets provide a record of the many ways MGs serve the public. Local and state governments, which fund the program, are very interested in how effectively Extension uses tax revenues. Consequently detailed records benefit both the MG Program and its clients.  The Outagamie County Master Gardener Association is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization under chapter 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Every year, our volunteers keep track of the time that is spent on projects for the community and, for the 2016 year our numbers were, again, amazing!

  • 136 members
  • 434 hours volunteered for youth education
  • 774 hours volunteered for community education
  • 9,586 hours volunteered for community service

Since 2000: 124,672 hours at a value of over $2,359,706.