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Garden Great in Zone 8!

Become a Master Gardener!

Hello!

I’m sorry I’ve been out of touch this summer.  One word: weeds.  It’s Sisyphean out there, y’all.  I promise to update you soon.

In the meantime, if you’re in the Chattahoochee Valley, there is a new Master Gardener class coming up this fall.  Download the application here http://www.columbusga.org/Cooperative_Extension/.

From our Extension Agent, Jennifer Davidson:

The Master Gardener program is an education volunteer training program to extend the knowledge of the land-grant university to the local area residents through volunteerism for Cooperative Extension.  Join us for the first multi-state combined program through The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.  Classes are hosted in Columbus, Georgia.

Return applications to UGA Cooperative Extension, Columbus Office, 420 10th Street CCG Annex, Columbus GA 31901 by August 12, 2013, 5pm.

Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance will be mailed on August 13, 2013.

There will be a mandatory orientation meeting on August 20, 2013 at the UGA Cooperative Extension Columbus Office.

The class fee of $175.00 and a mandatory background screen will be due at orientation on August 20, 2013.(Class fee includes: Textbook, name badge, certificate, Master Gardener Shirt, and  field trips to Auburn, AL)

Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 12:00 at the CCG Annex, 420 10th Street, Columbus, 31901 (unless otherwise specified)

FOR APPLICATION:

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED

Upon acceptance into the program you will be required to complete a 20 session (twice a week for 10 weeks) training program that will cover topics ranging from landscape design, propagation and turf, to different programs such as nuisance wildlife control.  You must volunteer at least 50 hours of service to the program after completing the course.  Volunteering can be in either state, Georgia or Alabama.

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