The Mission of the Association is:

  • To educate the community using research-based information to improve horticultural practices.

The Objectives of the Association are:

  • To share research/proven horticultural information to individuals and groups within the community
  • To develop community programs related to related to horticultural needs and requests:
  • To develop a volunteer network that is administratively self-sufficient;
  • To provide horticultural education and fellowship for Association members; and
  • To generate funds for the purpose of supporting Association programs and other horticulture-related organizations.

I understand that in order to become a Certified Member of the Association, I must:

  • Pay membership Dues to the Association at the beginning of each year;
  • Volunteer 20 hours on Association Committees during the current calendar year:
  • Complete 10 hours of continuing education during the current calendar year; and
  • Submit to a background check every 3 years.

As an Association Member, I agree to:

  • Respect and safeguard the health, safety and property of other volunteers and/or the public;
  • Demonstrate a supportive, cooperative attitude to the Association, other volunteers and the public:
  • Complete my duties in a responsible manner and to the best of my ability:
  • Recommend and use research-based information;
  • Adhere to the Association Bylaws and Policies and Procedures; and
  • Provide quality service to the public without regard to socioeconomic level, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age or national origin.

The Association will:

  • Communicate expectations and responsibilities to volunteers;
  • Provide continuing education opportunities:
  • Provide monthly meeting venues: and
  • Provide volunteer opportunities.