Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2013 Master Gardener

Come grow your garden knowledge through the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener program.  Develop skills to grow fruit, vegetables, indoor and landscape plants. Learn to diagnose plant problems and manage pests in the garden and landscape. Understand how different soils can help or hinder plant growth.  Become a Michigan Master Gardener and be a part of a tradition of learning and sharing the love of gardening.

The thirteen week Master Gardener program is taught by MSU Extension Horticulture Educators across Michigan.  This winter it will be held in the city of Jackson at the MSU Extension office located at 1715 Lansing Ave., Ste. 257.   Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. starting on January 17 and ending April 11, 2013.

Master Gardener is more than a gardening program; it involves community service. Through volunteer projects, Master Gardeners extend their horticultural knowledge to others in the community. They help answer gardening questions, plan public plantings, work on gardening projects with children, and use gardening as therapy when working with disabled individuals.

Master Gardener is for anyone interested in gardening from the novice to the advanced hobbyist. The cost is $300 and covers all class materials, including a large notebook crammed with information on all phases of horticulture. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Contact Bob Bricault, Extension Horticulture Educator at the MSU Extension- Jackson County Office, (517) 788 4292 for further information or click here for a registration packet.