Norman Edwards: 2009 Master Gardener Progra | Society, lifestyles & neighborly new
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service in Walker and Catoosa County is making plans for an area 2009 Georgia Master Gardener Program. The program will begin on Monday, Jan. 12, and run through Wednesday, April 1, for a total of 23 sessions. The class topics will cover a wide range of horticultural areas.
All the classes will be held at the Walker County Agricultural Center from 9-11:30 a.m., with the majority of the programs being conducted on either Monday or Wednesday mornings.
The program will utilize the latest technology to get the best speakers and reduce the travel costs with the presentations occurring live via the Internet. Although the programs will be conducted through the Internet, they will be interactive and include top-quality horticultural specialists from throughout Georgia.
The Master Gardener Program provides 40 hours of horticulture training on topics about gardening, landscaping, soils, nutrient needs of plants, vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, pest control (insects, weeds and disease) and much more. Graduates are required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer time to the UGA Cooperative Extension Service within the first year after course completion.
The cost will be $120 which includes 40 hours of instructional time, a 500+ page Master Gardener Handbook, logbook, member directory, name badge, certificate and additional resources.
The number of participants for this program is limited and the deadline is quickly approaching, Dec. 1. Anyone interested in this program should call the Walker County Extension Office as soon as possible at (706) 638-2548. We will answer questions you have about the program and get you all the details about signing up. Norman Edwards is coordinator of Walker County Extension Service. He can be reached by calling (706) 638-2548 or by email at email@example.com.