Master Gardener program now taking applications; apply by Nov. 2

The Frontier Extension District is taking applications for upcoming Master Gardener training. In the Master Gardener program, participants learn about plant biology, soils, flowers, trees and shrubs, lawn care, fruits, vegetables, indoor plants, insects, diseases and pesticides. The educational information received can benefit participants and their neighborhood.

The Master Gardener training will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every other Saturday starting Jan. 5, 2019, and running until March 2, 2019.

If you aren’t sure if the Master Gardener program is for you, ask yourself these questions. Do you enjoy working in the garden, flower bed or your lawn? Do you enjoy people, learning new things, and helping out in your community? If you answered yes to these questions, the Master Gardner Program might be for you.

Giving back may be the best part of the Master Gardener program. Master Gardener volunteers are asked to give back 40 hours of service and education after completing the training. Some of these Master Gardener projects include assisting with a garden show, helping with county landscaping plantings, teaching youth about gardening, or manning an Extension horticulture hotline.

The application deadline for the 2019 training is Nov. 2. To apply and get more information about Master Gardeners, see www.frontierdistrict.k-state.edu, click on the Lawn and Garden Tab, then the Master Gardener tab, or stop by one of the Frontier Extension District’s offices in Lyndon, Ottawa or Garnett, and pick up an application. The cost of Master Gardener training is $100 per person or $150 per couple, and includes a handbook and five meeting sessions.

For more information, contact Ryan Schaub, Frontier Extension District agent, at 785-448-6826 or [email protected].

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