Activity Codes and Descriptions

Master Gardeners sign a Volunteer Appointment Agreement and abide by SCE policies by recording volunteer hours and contact demographic data. This log is the primary source of information we use to collect and enter volunteer and program participation data into our database.

The information you collect allows us to evaluate educational program outreach, report to our sponsors, and ensure that our programs are reaching the citizens of South Carolina.

Code Description

Administration Administration Master Gardener administration activities not related to educational service programs (planning of non-educational and social activities, duties as an association officer).
Administration Administration of Community Service Projects    Administration activities related to Community Service projects (committee/planning meetings, volunteer recruitment, duties of association officer)
Community Service Garden Projects City/neighborhood beautification, planting a garden for local food bank, planting and maintaining a school garden, etc. (Plant a Row, Project Host, etc.)
Community Service Habitat for humanity Planning, installation and/or maintenance of Habitat property landscapes.
Community Service Landscaping for non-profit Planning, installation, and/or maintenance of landscapes for non-profit entities (churches, civic groups, garden clubs, schools).
Continuing Education
Clemson Extension Advanced Training
Advanced Master Gardener Training provided by Clemson Extension.
Continuing Education
Local Programs
Educational programs offered by local Extension Office, or MG Associations. Program must be approved by local MG Coordinator
Continuing Education
Continuing education hours given for attending a symposium/s. See local MG coordinator for approval.
Educational Service
Ask a Master Gardener
Teaching - Conducting workshops, giving lectures, making presentations.
Educational Service
Community Outreach Projects
Educational- Extension approved community garden education and beautification projects (planning, teaching, technical assistance, maintenance assistance.)
Educational Service
Develop Educational Materials
Educational- Developing materials (photographs, class outlines, slides, fact sheets, website, displays, etc.)
Educational Service
Educational Programs
Educational - Developing, planning, directing, teaching or assisting in public education programs (symposium, gardening series, demonstration gardens, garden tours).
Educational Service
Extension Office
Support Activities - Secretarial support (e.g. typing, filing, collating).
Educational Service
Horticulture Therapy
Therapeutic Horticulture - Programs/activities at prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, and institutions serving disabled adults or children.
Educational Service Information booth
Teaching - Information booths at fairs, festivals, farmers markets, exhibits etc. (including planning, design, set-up and distribution of information
Educational Service Mass Media
MG related radio, TV, blog, web site, podcasting, videocasting
Educational Service MGTC support
Support Activities for the Master Gardener Training Course (MGTC)
Educational Service Phone Consultation
Teaching - Phone Consultation.
Educational Service Plant Problem Clinics
Teaching - Plant clinics.
Educational Service Site Visits
Teaching -Site Visits
Educational Service Speakers Bureau
When MGs are invited speakers for garden clubs and/or civic clubs. Include prep time as well as travel time.
Educational Service Written material (newsletters) Educational- Writing or producing Master Gardener Newsletter, fact sheets with Cooperative Extension professional.
Educational Service Youth – JMG/SEEDLINGS Teaching - Youth/ School gardens.

Demographic and Data Collection

When recording contact information, please transfer/summarize on this form the notes you make concerning the number of client contact made in plant clinics, phone calls, talks, workshops, information booths etc. Your work is important!

Participant contact data is to be collected in a discrete manner. In activities with large attendance such as talks and seminars, make the best estimate you can. Identify participants as "unknown" (U) when you are in doubt as to race or ethnicity. When more than one Master Gardener is involved in an event, please take care that all contacts are accounted for, and that the contact numbers are not duplicated on the logs of individual Master Gardeners