Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Master Gardener Program for Jackson County

Are you an avid gardener? Do you enjoy sharing your garden knowledge with others? If so, you may be a great candidate for the Michigan Master Gardener Program. The thirteen week program will be held on Thursdays at the Jackson County MSU Extension Office, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson starting with an informational meeting on September 15, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. Class will begin on September 22 and end on December 15 with instructional time from 6–10 p.m. Applications for the class will be distributed at the September 15th informational meeting. The fee for the program will be $250.00. A limited number of scholarship applications for financial need will be
available at the September 15th meeting.

Master Gardeners undergo a specialized course in gardening taught by Michigan State University Extension staff providing an overview of major horticulture topics. Master Gardeners are trained as community volunteers, sharing their knowledge on healthy garden and landscape practices.

Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling the Extension office at 517-788-4292 two weeks prior to the date of the event to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received later will be met when possible.