Master Gardener Program Gets Underway Soon

Potter County Today

Gardeners, small-scale farmers and others in Potter, Cameron, Elk and McKean counties who are interested in growing food are encouraged to become involved in the “master gardener” program.

It’s designed by Penn State to educate those who have an interest in gardening and a desire to help others. In exchange for the training they receive, master gardeners serve as volunteers for Cooperative Extension horticulture programs.

Master gardener certification requires a minimum of 30 hours of basic training, successful completion of a final exam and 50 hours of volunteer service. Basic training is scheduled for this fall, tentatively in the Coudersport area. However, the location will depend upon enrollment. Class sessions are scheduled for Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 9, beginning Sept. 7. There will also be two Saturday field trips.

Anyone seeking more information should contact Judy Eckert or Dr. Bill Waltman at (814) 274-8540.

Article courtesy of Paul Heimel and the Potter County Commissioners.

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