Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2009 Travis County Master Gardener Training Course

2009 Travis County Master Gardener Training Course
Travis County Master Gardeners work in partnership with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service to provide non-biased, sound horticultural information to the community. More than a garden club, Master Gardeners are a service organization of trained volunteers who give their time in the community to help others garden well and joyfully in Central Texas. To become a Master Gardener, you will need to successfully complete a training course and 50 hours of volunteer service.

The 2009 classes will be taught by Texas AgriLife Extension Specialists, staff and local experts providing you with a minimum of 50 hours of instruction. Topics include lawn care, soil & plant nutrition, entomology, vegetable gardening, urban tree care, plant diseases, home fruit production, plant propagation and water conservation. Classes will held on Tuesday afternoons starting Aug 4th to November 10th from 1-5 pm in Austin. The cost of the training course is $225.00 which is payable upon acceptance to the class.

To receive an application and participate in the interview process, you will need to attend one of the following information sessions at the Extension Office (1600 B Smith Rd):
Tuesday, May 12th @ 12:00 noon
Tuesday, May 19th @ 12:00 noon
Tuesday, June 2nd @ 5:30 pm

For more information about the training course, call the Master Gardeners Desk at (512) 854-9600 or visit http://www.tcmastergardeners.org

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