Master Gardener training program set to begin in mid-October
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.