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Applications due soon for Master Gardener training

Clallam County WSU Extension in Port Angeles is accepting applications for the 2014 Master Gardener training.

 

Once-weekly sessions will begin Feb. 3 and go through April 28.

 

Training will be held each Monday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Agnew. Master Gardener training is open to all gardeners regardless of experience.

 

The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 13.

 

Master Gardener training includes Washington State University research-based courses in botany, soil science, pruning, growing ornamentals and vegetables, fruit and berries and other elements of sustainable home horticulture.

 

Online training, field trips, labs and classroom participation also are part of the student experience.
After completion of classes, Master Gardener interns are required to complete 100 hours of approved volunteer service through their county Extension office in order to earn a Master Gardener certification.

Volunteer service hours include participating in garden-related education activities, diagnosing plant problems, working in demonstration gardens and participating on other Master Gardener committees and projects.

 

The class fee is $250 and includes reference and learning materials, and other supplies.

 

The WSU Clallam County Master Gardener program goes beyond the ordinary and invests in creating leaders to serve the needs of their community.

 

Master Gardeners become ambassadors to assist the Extension Service in providing accurate and environmentally sustainable horticultural advice and tools to support a healthy community.

 

For more information and application materials, contact Laurel Moulton at lmoulton@co.clallam.wa.us or 565-2679.

 

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