Local Master Gardener program set for new year; apply now

The Frontier Extension District is now taking applications for the Master Gardner training this winter. The Master Gardener program is for people who enjoy working in the garden, flower bed or your lawn, and enjoy people, learning new things, and helping out in their community.

In the program, participants learn about plant biology, soils, flowers, trees and shrubs, lawn care, fruits, vegetables, indoor plants, insects, diseases and pesticides. The educational information can benefit participants and their neighborhoods.

The training will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every other Saturday starting Jan. 11, 2020, running until March 21. Lunch will be provided by current district Master Gardeners.

The deadline to signup is 5 p.m. Nov. 1. To apply, see www.frontierdistrict.k-state.edu, click on the Lawn and Garden Tab, then the Master Gardener tab; or stop by one of the district’s extension offices in Lyndon, Ottawa or Garnett for an application. The training cost is $100 person or $150 couple fee, including a handbook and meeting sessions.

Master Gardeners are asked to give back 40 hours of service and education after completing the training.

For more information, contact Ryan Schaub, Frontier Extension District agent, at 785-448-6826.

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