Mas­ter Gar­dener train­ing pro­gram set to be­gin in mid-Oc­to­ber

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO / STATE -

The Univer­sity of Arkansas Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Ser­vice is con­duct­ing a five-week Mas­ter Gar­dener Train­ing Pro­gram, be­gin­ning in mid-Oc­to­ber and end­ing in mid-Novem­ber.

Ap­pli­ca­tions will be ac­cepted through Oct. 1 for those want­ing to hone their hor­ti­cul­tural skills and share the knowl­edge with oth­ers.

Those cho­sen for the pro­gram will re­ceive 40 hours of hor­ti­cul­ture train­ing and a com­pre­hen­sive ref­er­ence guide. The per­son will vol­un­teer 40 hours in their lo­cal county pro­gram over the course of one year and pur­sue an ad­di­tional 20 hours of con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion.

Train­ing will cover ba­sic botany, prin­ci­ples of hor­ti­cul­ture, soils and fer­til­iz­ers, veg­eta­bles, home fruit pro­duc­tion, or­na­men­tal plants, lawns, pest con­trol and pes­ti­cide use, etc. Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Ser­vice pro­fes­sion­als, hor­ti­cul­tural pro­fes­sion­als and other spe­cial­ists in their fields will con­duct all train­ing ses­sions.

Train­ing is sched­uled for Oct. 17, 24, and 31 and Nov. 7 and 14.

Regis­tra­tion fees of $125 per in­di­vid­ual or $200 per cou­ple (shar­ing the com­pre­hen­sive ref­er­ence text) will be charged to cover all sup­plies. Can­di­dates are re­quired to at­tend all classes to re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate of course com­ple­tion.

For an ap­pli­ca­tion or more in­for­ma­tion, please call 870779-3609 or visit the web­site at uaex.edu/coun­ties/miller/pro­grams.aspx.

The Univer­sity of Arkansas Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Ser­vice is an equal op­por­tu­nity/equal ac­cess/af­fir­ma­tive-ac­tion in­sti­tu­tion.

If you re­quire a rea­son­able ac­com­mo­da­tion to par­tic­i­pate or need ma­te­ri­als in an­other for­mat, please con­tact your county ex­ten­sion of­fice.

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