Master Gardeners seek new students
K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County is making plans for Master Gardener training in October and November. The Master Gardener volunteer program is open to anyone with skill in horticulture, is interested in acquiring new skills and likes working with people.
Master Gardener volunteers receive 40 hours of training in a variety of subjects including plant biology; fruit, vegetable and flower gardening; lawn care; tree and shrub care; insect and disease control; indoor gardening; landscape management; safe use of chemicals; horticulture therapy and soils.
Classes consist of eight five-hour training sessions conducted by Kansas State University Extension faculty and other horticulture specialists. In return for their training, Master Gardeners provide 40 or more hours of volunteer service to K-State Research and Extension's Douglas County horticulture program from April through September 1998.
For an application form or more information on the program, call the Douglas County Extension office at 843-7058 or visit the office at 2110 Harper.
Applications are due by Sept. 5. Participants are selected through an interview process. Normal class size is 15-18 individuals.