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1) The 83,389 volunteers of the Master Gardener programs, nationally, donate an average of 5,293,130 hours per year, making 1,047,037 direct contacts, valued at $122,112,509!
2) In Ventura County, there are 200 Master Gardeners and annually they posted more than 20,000 community volunteer service hours valued at $525,943!
3) Master Gardeners in Ventura County answer more than 500 garden related questions for FREE annually.
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