Become a Master Gardener Volunteer

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[November 02, 2016]  The University of Illinois Extension is accepting applications through November 18 to participate in the 2017 Master Gardener Training Program.

This volunteer program is a great learning opportunity for gardening enthusiast and beginners. Applications are now being accepted from residents of Logan, Menard and Sangamon counties.

U of I Extension Master Gardener volunteers are adult members of the community who are interested in learning more about lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables, the environment and much more. Master Gardener trainees receive 60 hours of in-depth unbiased, research-based horticulture training from University of Illinois Extension educators and specialists.

A Master Gardener Intern is expected to return 60 hours of volunteer service in the year following their graduation. To learn more about the Master Gardener program visit http://web.extension .

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Classes will be offered on Thursdays from 9am to 4pm, starting February 2 and ending April 13, 2017. Training classes are face to face. Cost of the training which includes the Master Gardener training manual is $200.

If you would like an application or have questions, call University of Illinois Extension at (217) 782-4617.

[Jennifer Fishburn
Horticulture Educator
University of Illinois Extension]


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