Master Gardeners accepting applications

The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners Association is now accepting applications for participation in the 2019 Fall Training Program.

Classes will be conducted every Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Sept. 17 through Nov. 5.

Master Gardener candidates receive over 40 hours of basic horticulture training. Courses are taught by the experts in their respective fields. All are K-State Research and Extension specialists or other qualified professionals. Each Tuesday’s training includes one morning and one afternoon class.

Course topics included:
Plant Science
Wildlife Management
Landscape Design
Soils
Flowers – Annuals and Perennials
Fruits
Vegetables
Turf
Trees and Shrubs
Entomology (Insects)
Pesticides
Plant Pathology
Landscape Maintenance

Master Gardener candidates do not have to be gardening experts to enter the program. While some first-hand knowledge of gardening basics is helpful, it is not required.

Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners are members of their community. In exchange for the training, they then give back to the community by volunteering on various Master Gardener projects, including demonstration gardens, the Hotline, or the Speakers Bureau.

Master Gardeners have an array of horticultural interests. Some are primarily interested in methods for improving lawns. Others focus primarily on flowers or vegetables. Others spend time with programs and projects that educate the public, from pre-school children to adults of all ages.

Whatever the horticultural interest, there will be someone within the group who shares it.

The training program costs $125, which includes class materials.

Applications are available at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Completed applications must be received by Sept. 6, 2019.

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