WSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers deliver educational programs adapted to needs in the community with outcomes that have an impact on the health and well-being of citizens and the environment in which they live. It is critical for us to evaluate our programs to show the impact we are making.
Measuring the Impact of the Master Gardener Training Program on Volunteers
Use these clinic and outreach event forms to document client questions under our state report topics, civil rights information and questions related to pesticide use (this is our focus for evaluation in 2016).
- State Template Clinic Count Sheet
- State Template Outreach Event Count Sheet
- MG Program Coordinator Event Tracking Worksheet
Coordinators of county-based Master Gardener Programs will integrate new volunteers into their existing program and motivate them to use and to effectively teach good horticultural practices to others in their communities. Specifically, as a result of this Extension training, Master Gardener volunteers will
- Increase their knowledge of the topics covered in the classes. (Knowledge)
- Gain confidence in their ability to answer questions on the topics. (Attitude)
- Plan to use, and then actually adopt recommended gardening practices in their own gardens (Intention and Behavior)
The attached evaluation tools will document impact on individual Master Gardeners during their involvement in the program.
Master Gardener Training Evaluation #1: For use after each class
Master Gardener Training Evaluation #2: For use after completing training
Master Gardener Training Evaluation #3: For use after completing volunteer internship
Measuring the Impact of Master Gardener Projects in Communities
Master Gardener Workshop Evaluation #1: For use after each workshop
Master Gardener Workshop Evaluation #2: For use after each workshop