Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Training Planned

image003(1)Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warren County is now accepting applications for the new 2014 Master Gardener Training Program. Space is limited, so contact the office soon for more information and an application.

After enrolling in the course, the participants are provided with a binder of information that supplements the weekly presentations from Cornell University faculty, Cooperative Extension staff, and local experts on a wide range of horticultural topics. The topics include basic botany, entomology, soils, home lawn care, vegetable and fruit gardening, composting, organic gardening and other practical and interesting subject matter.

Regional training is held in Ballston Spa on Mondays from late January to mid-April. Upon completion of the 11-week lecture series, volunteers also receive a Cornell Soil pH Test Kit that will be useful for practical application of the training.

There are many opportunities for Master Gardener volunteers to work with community groups, schools,  and the gardening public in order to educate and provide useful organic gardening information.  Master Gardener meetings are relaxed and allow the sharing of ideas, continued training, and interesting tours and outings to local gardens, woodlands, preservation sites, and other areas.

For more information,  call Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warren County at: 518-623-3291 or by e-mail at: warren@cornell.edu.

Photo: Master Gardener volunteers on a Woods Walk and Talk at the Pack Forest in Warrensburg led by Natural Resources Educator, Laurel Gailor.

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