The deadline is fast approaching for joining the UA Division of Agriculture Master Gardener Basic Training Online. 

This is a great opportunity learn remotely at your own pace. Training starts in early October and you have until December 15, 2020 to get your training completed.

The deadline to have your applications into the office is noon on September 30, 2020. Applications are available online at https://bit.ly/3mDb3yB or call the office at 870-779-3609 and request your application.

Cost of the training is $85 as opposed to the usual $125 due to it being an online course. This fee should be remitted along with the application.

“This program would be of interest to anyone who would like to sharpen their horticulture knowledge and skills,” Berni Kurz, extension educator-consumer horticulture for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said.

In deference to pandemic safety practices, the training will be conducted online.

“Individuals will be able to complete an online horticulture training program designed for homeowners who are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer through their local County Extension office,” he said.

University of Arkansas, United States Department of Agriculture and County Governments CooperatingThe Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
Trainees will learn about basic botany, soils and fertilizer, pest control and pesticide use. In addition, there will be classes on landscape design, vegetable and fruit gardening, annuals and perennials and other topics of interest to homeowners.

“Once the participant completes the course, they will be immersed in Master Gardener volunteer projects where they will be able to put newly learned skills to action and learn gardening secrets from other Master Gardeners,” Kurz said.

For general information about the Master Gardener program in Arkansas, visit https://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/master-gardeners/.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your Miller County Extension Service at 870-779-3609 as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

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