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Master Gardener classes to start Sept. 14

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Pierce County Herald
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General Master Gardener Volunteer training will be offered by UW Extension beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Ellsworth, announced Diana Alfuth of the UW Extension office.

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Master Gardeners are members of the local community who are trained by UW Extension faculty and specialists in a broad range of plant science topics. Topics to be covered include basic botany, soils and composting, plant diseases and insects, woody trees and shrubs, herbaceous plants, lawn care, vegetables, fruits, wildlife, native plants, weeds, organic growing and houseplants.

Participants receive 36 hours of training, and in exchange must provide 24 hours of community volunteer service related to plant science and/or gardening. Types of volunteer service include things such as producing educational displays at fairs and other events, teaching adults and youth about horticulture, working with demonstration and community gardens, hunger prevention efforts, and community beautification projects.

Classes will be held on eight Wednesday evenings and two Saturday mornings on the following dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 21, and 28, Oct. 12, 19, and 26, and Nov. 9 and 16; and Saturdays, Oct. 1 and Nov. 5.

Cost for the program is $125 which includes a large binder of University publications, a study manual, membership in the Wisconsin Master Gardener Association, other course materials and monthly newsletters.

Class size is limited and is on a first come basis. Register by Sept. 7. For more information and an enrollment form, contact the Pierce County UW-Extension office at (715) 273-6781.

Pierce & St. Croix Counties, UW-Extension

General Master Gardener Volunteer training will be offered by University of Wisconsin Extension beginning September 14, 2011, in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Master Gardeners are members of the local community who are trained by University of Wisconsin Extension faculty and specialists in a broad range of plant science topics. Topics to be covered, among others, include basic botany, soils and composting, plant diseases and insects, woody trees and shrubs, herbaceous plants, lawn care, vegetables, fruits, wildlife, native plants, weeds, organic growing and houseplants.

Participants receive 36 hours of training, and in exchange must provide 24 hours of community volunteer service related to plant science and/or gardening. Types of volunteer service include things such as producing educational displays at fairs and other events, teaching adults and youth about horticulture, working with demonstration and community gardens, hunger prevention efforts, and community beautification projects.

Classes will be held on eight Wednesday evenings and two Saturday mornings on the following dates: Wednesdays, September 14, 21, and 28, October 12, 19, and 26, and November 9 and 16; and Saturdays, October 1 and November 5.

Cost for the program is $125 which includes a large binder of University publications, a study manual, membership in the Wisconsin Master Gardener Association, other course materials and monthly newsletters.

Class size is limited and is on a first come basis. Register by Sept. 7th. For more information and an enrollment form, contact the Pierce County UW-Extension office at (715) 273-6781.

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