Master Gardener training classes
Master Gardener training classes will be offered on Thursdays, August 21 through November 6, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Adair County Extension Center in Kirksville. Registration is due Friday, August 15 by noon. Master Gardener is a two-component program where you complete both classroom training and 30 volunteer hours. Get the brochure at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair/documents/Hort/2014Kirksville.pdf.
The mission of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping others learn to grow.” The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education. The Master Gardener Program throughout Missouri promotes and raises public awareness of the University of Missouri Extension as a source of unbiased, research based gardening information.
Through activities such as Extension hotlines or answer services, workshops, speaker’s bureaus, garden show booths and demonstration projects, Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.
To become trained as a Master Gardener, an individual must attend a 30 hour classroom Core Course training. Then the Master Gardener trainee is required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back to their community in approved University of Missouri Extension activities.
Pictured above: 2013 Master Gardener training class