Master Gardener Training Program

The University of Illinois Extension is accepting applications to participate in the 2015 Master Gardener Training Program. Those interested need to complete an application form and return it to their local county extension office.

Master Gardeners are individuals with an interest in horticulture willing to participate in 60 hours of classes taught by University of Illinois Educators. Then they agree to volunteer 60 hours of time through their local office to teach others about gardening.

Local webinar and hands on training classes will be held at the Morrison and Amboy Extension Offices starting Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Classes will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday through Tuesday, March 31. Class topics include botany, soils and fertilizer, trees and shrubs, vegetables, fruits, insects, turf grass management, disease control, pesticide safety, and others. The cost of the manual and training will be $175.

Call the Morrison Extension Office at 815-772-4075, Amboy Extension Office at 815-857-3525, or register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/clw to receive an application packet.

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