Master Gardener Training Series Gets Underway Sept. 12

From Potter County Today

mastegardGardeners, 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 a course designed by Penn State Extension to educate those who have an interest in gardening. In exchange for the training they receive, master gardeners serve as volunteers for 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. Those who become certified are eligible for free training updates.

Basic training is scheduled to begin on Sept. 12, tentatively in the Coudersport area. However, the location will depend upon enrollment. Class sessions are scheduled for Thursday evenings, 6 to 9, through Dec. 15. There will also be a Saturday field trip to provide an understanding of soil landscapes, growing environments and native plant communities. Anyone seeking more information should contact Penn State Extension at (814) 274-8540.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.


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