2011-01-13 / Local & State

New Penn State Master Gardener Class

Fulton County Cooperative Extension is currently recruiting for the 2011 Master Gardener class. In order to qualify to become a master gardener, it is necessary to have a genuine interest in horticulture, the desire to further your education in that area, and the ability to give 50 hours of volunteer time the first year in a variety of projects. Candidates can get involved locally with the pollinator/demonstration garden at the Lions Park, landscaping one garden at Fulton County Medical Center, giving workshops, speaking to groups, and in many other activities that are being developed.

In subsequent years, 20 hours of volunteer time and eight hours of continuing education are required to maintain master gardener status.

Classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at the extension office located in the old IGA building, beginning March 1 and continuing for 13 weeks. The fee is $100 and includes a manual and training. They be taught through remote video connection with extension horticulture educators.

Those interested may call 485-4111 for further information.

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