January 4, 2017

OSU Master Gardener program has openings

From OSU Extension office, 

Openings available to become a Master Gardener

   We are still accepting applications for the OSU Master Gardener program. Are you interested in learning about gardening in central Oregon? Are you willing to share your time and knowledge with your community? Become an OSU Master  Gardener™ and join the class of 2017!

   The OSU Master Gardener™ Program in central Oregon is entering its 36th consecutive year, serving Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties.  Over the years, this program has trained hundreds of volunteers and they, in turn, have reached thousands of clients within our communities.  The program targets individuals interested in learning and sharing research-based gardening information.  Currently, the program has over 90 active volunteers who find the program educational, fun, and very rewarding.  OSU Master Gardener trainees receive 60 hours of intensive classroom training followed by 60 hours of experiential learning. The OSU Master Gardener Program consists of two parts: part one is classroom training, part two is experiential learning in the plant clinic and community outreach activities. An individual must complete both parts to successfully become an OSU Master Gardener.  Program starts with ten classes that meet on Saturdays from 9 am - 4 pm,January 14 – April 1, 2017 at the OSU Cascades campus in Bend and continues with hands-on training through September. 

   Applications must be received no later than January 6th. Cost will be $295.00 and includes tuition, text book and supplies. Partial scholarships are available. 

   Only interested in classroom training?  Ask us how? For more information or an application, go to our website at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes or call (541) 548-6088.

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