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Frontier Extension recruits Master Gardeners for fall training

Frontier Extension District is taking applications for Master Gardener training scheduled for fall. 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 could be for you.

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

The classes will be Thursday afternoons via Zoom, Sept. 2 through Dec. 16, except Nov. 25. For participants who can’t log in at the scheduled times, meetings will be recorded and be available to watch afterward. In addition to the Zoom meetings, there will be three in-class meetings, Oct. 4, Nov. 8 and Dec. 20, in locations around the district, with times and locations to be determined.

To apply or for more information about Master Gardeners, visit Frontier Extension District’s website 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 offices to pick up an application. The cost of Master Gardener training is $100 per person. The deadline to sign up for the fall program is Aug. 20, 2021.

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

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