Extension Master Gardener Training 2016

— Written By Silas Brown and last updated by
Clay and Cherokee County Extension Offices are now taking sign-ups for the annual Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Certification Training for 2016. The classes will take place Mondays & Thursdays, 9:00am-1:00pm, beginning Monday, March 7 and continuing through May 2. Cost of the course is $100.
The Extension Master Gardener Program is a course that provides a minimum of 40 hours training in a variety of horticultural topics including:  botany, soil fertility, fruit plants, vegetable gardening, landscaping, woody ornamentals, plant propagation, wildlife, herbs, turf, weeds and more. Also included in the training are a hands-on pruning, propagation and mushroom inoculation workshops. In return, after the course is complete, the Master Gardener Interns provide 40 hours of volunteer service to the county through Extension & Master Gardener programs & activities during their 1st year as a volunteer.
To sign up or to get more information on this program, please call or email Silas at the Clay County Extension office (389-6305 or silas_brown@ncsu.edu) or Keith Wood at the Cherokee County Extension office (837-2210 or keith_wood@ncsu.edu).
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