Extension Office accepting applications for Master Gardener

July 30, 2019 | 3:05 am

Updated July 29, 2019 | 11:21 pm

Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service is currently accepting applications for Master Gardener.

The Extension Master Gardener program is part of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and is designed to expand horticultural knowledge among the community through the use of trained volunteers. The decision to enroll in the program must be based on a commitment to help others in horticulture, according to the Extension Office. Gardeners are required to volunteer 40 hours to Cooperative Extension Service programs in return for their training.

Master Gardener training includes reading, quizzes and a final exam. Curriculum includes subjects on fruits, vegetables, plant pathology, entomology, soils, annuals, perennials, turf care and botany. The program will be taught through classroom lectures, labs, demonstrations, and field trips. Instruction will be provided by the Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture Education, University of Kentucky Extension specialists and resource people from the community.

Applications may be picked up at the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service office or found online. They are due Aug. 16, 2019, by 4:30 p.m. and an $85 registration fee is required. Enrollment is limited to 25 applicants with a paid registration.

Selection will be based on the information provided on the application and a personal interview at an arranged time in August. Applicants from Daviess County will receive first consideration. The Extension Master Gardener program will be offered again in the fall of 2021.

July 30, 2019 | 3:05 am

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