This article was cross-posted from Cleveland County Center

Master Gardener Classes 2014

Would you like to become a NC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener?

Cleveland County Extension will offer classes in 2014.

The Extension Master Gardener program is an educational program designed to enhance public education in consumer horticulture. It provides educational assistance to the citizens of the county concerning lawns, fruits, vegetables, trees, and ornamentals through the utilization of a trained and supervised volunteer staff.

Under the guidance and support of Extension agents, selected residents of a county enter a specially designed training program in horticulture. Participants in the program must complete the training program, pass an examination, and volunteer a minimum of 40 hours per year (20 hours in subsequent years) through the local Cooperative Extension Center.

The Extension Master Gardener program allows the local Extension to extend education to an ever increasing gardening audience. It also provides the local center with a highly visible way to meet the public demand for information and to develop a strong clientele support group.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension increasingly utilizes trained Master Gardener volunteers to meet the constant demand for consumer horticulture information by the citizens of our state. Seventy three counties offer the Extension Master Gardener program. Many of our county programs are relatively new. There are currently over 3,000 active Master Gardener volunteers.

If you would like to become an Extension Master Gardener, you will need to fill out, print and return the Master Gardener Application to:

Extension Master Gardener
130 S. Post Road, Suite 1
Shelby, NC 28152

If you have any questions, please give Julie Flowers a call @704-482-4365 or 704-922-2104.

2014 Class Dates:

September 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27

Each class will run from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Cost is $105.00

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