Come Grow With Us – Become and Extension Master Gardener

Come Grow With Us – Become and Extension Master Gardener

If you have an interest in plants and gardening and would enjoy sharing that interest with others, come grow with us! Become a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener in West Otter Tail County. Applications are being accepted now until October 31, 2014.

Individuals selected for the program begin an internship that starts with the Master Gardener core course training on January 9, 2015. The course is taught online or in-person at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Instructors are University of Minnesota Extension educators and faculty.

Following the course, interns will complete 50 hours of volunteer service, working with local Master Gardener volunteers on a variety of projects that educate the public about gardening and horticulture. Interns might answer plant questions by phone or at an information booth, write a newspaper column, or make a presentation to a community group. The primary projects in West Otter Tail County include Garden Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2016.

Individuals completing the internship become certified University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. To remain certified, Master Gardeners must contribute at least 25 hours of volunteer service annually.

For an application packet and more information, please call the University of Minnesota Extension West Otter Tail County, 218-998-8760, slfunk@umn.edu. For more information about the Extension Master Gardener program go to www.mg.umn.edu.

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