The Frontier Extension District is currently taking applications for Master Gardener training this fall.
The Master Gardener program teaches participants about plant biology, soils, flowers, trees and shrubs. Gardening enthusiasts also will learn about lawn care, fruits, vegetables, indoor plants, insects, diseases and pesticides — knowledge that can benefit them and their neighborhoods.
This year Master Gardener training will be 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 22 through Oct. 24, according to a news release. In addition, there will be two Saturday Classes, Sept. 16 and Oct. 14. All training will take place at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence.
All training will take place at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence.
To apply or get more information about Master Gardeners, go to the Frontier District webpage: www.frontierdistrict.k-state.edu click on the Lawn and Garden tab, then the Master Gardener tab. Interested parties who don’t have the internet can stop by one of the district’s extension offices in Ottawa, Garnett or Lyndon and pick up a hard copy of the application.
The cost of Master Gardener training is $125, which includes a handbook and eleven meeting sessions. Application and fee are due to any of the Frontier Extension offices by Aug. 8.
Master Gardener volunteers are asked to give back 40 hours of service and education after completing the training. Some of these Master Gardener projects might include assisting with the garden show, helping with county landscape plantings, teaching youth about gardening, or manning an Extension Horticulture Hotline.