Who We Are

CMGA is the alumni association for Master Gardeners residing in Connecticut.

The purpose of the association is to keep Master Gardeners connected, to enhance and supplement the MG Program and to share gardening knowledge and expertise.

With over 600 members, CMGA has a strong influence on gardening activities in the state. Members share a passion for gardening and a strong desire to give back to their communities.

CMGA works closely with UConn's Home & Garden Education Center and the UConn Extension Master Gardener offices in each county providing Connecticut's many home gardeners with information and answers to horticulture and landscaping questions. We hold educational events including the Annual Symposium and smaller workshops and activities around the state. Members are also active in local volunteer projects, community gardens, educational activities and beautification programs.


MISSION

 

AS A MEMBER OF THE CMGA YOU ARE HELPING TO FULFILL OUR MISSION 

  • To support the horticultural activities of Master Gardeners and Interns in providing educational outreach to the residents of Connecticut.

  • To support the UConn Extension Master Gardener Programs and projects.

  • To foster communication, education, and esprit de corps among Master Gardeners.

  • To engage in activities that further the purposes of the Association as defined above.


purpose

 

THE PURPOSE OF CMGA SHALL BE TO PROVIDE MEANS BY WHICH GRADUATES OF THE EXTENSION MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM MAY:

  • Extend their knowledge of, and interest in, gardening and related topics.

  • Meet and associate with others who have similar interests.

  • Share their knowledge and expertise, and offer help and assistance to the public through gardening and horticulture programs.