2014 Master Gardener Program

Would you like to become a Master Gardener? Classes will begin Thursday, February 13th so get your applications in now. The Montgomery County Extension Office is offering the Master Gardener Volunteer Program beginning in February of 2014. Each of the class will be held at the county extension office and applications will be accepted through Friday, January 24th. The Master Gardener Program is a nationwide Extension Education Program designed for non-professionals with interest in increasing their gardening skills and helping others with the knowledge they have gained. The program will consist of 13 weeks of class and hands on training. After completing the courses, the Master Gardener interns will be expected to give 10 hours of service to the Master Gardener Helpline and 40 hours of volunteer service to Extension and/or their communities. Examples of volunteer efforts include: Talking to Garden Clubs, community garden projects, outdoor school projects, educational workshops, or assisting the local Cooperative Extension Office in some way. The courses on gardening will be taught by specialist, county agents, and veteran Master Gardeners on subjects such as: Soils and Plant Nutrition, Plant Physiology, Plant Propagation, Care of Landscape Plants, Landscape Design, Lawn Care, Weed Identification, Vegetable Gardening, Water Gardening, Herbs, Composting, and many more. The Montgomery County Master Gardener class will be held on Thursdays, February 13th- May 8th from 9-2:00 at the Montgomery County Extension office off Atlanta Highway. The fee associated with this class is $125 (Lunch is provided). For an application please contact the Montgomery County Extension Office.

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