We have trained over 3,558 Master Gardener volunteers and currently have 381 active volunteers directing 94 ongoing vetted and approved projects for educational outreach. The Master Gardener Helpline, staffed by trained volunteers, answers over 1,000 calls/emails a year from Vermont gardeners. Since 1991, 49,391 Vermonters have called in for horticulture and pest management advice. In 2018, Master Gardeners contributed 12,157 hours of volunteering across the state. From 2007-2018 Extension Master Gardeners have contributed a total of 153,131 hours. Based on the 2019 Independent Sector rate for volunteer work at $25.43/hour this represents $309,152 each year benefitting Vermont communities.