The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System is now accepting applications for the Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program for 2013. The objective of the program is to provide horticultural training to individuals who want to share knowledge with the public through community volunteerism, and wish to expand their gardening interests.
The program is broad-based, intensive and consists of 16 class sessions (one full day per week) beginning in early January 2013. The Master Gardener program includes 60 hours of volunteer service, with a minimum of 30 hours spent in Cooperative Extension Centers during business hours. Individuals successfully completing the program will receive a University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Master Gardener certificate. The charge for the program is $415.00, which includes a training manual. Scholarships may be available, based on demonstrated financial need.
Classes will be held in Bethel, Haddam, Stamford, West Hartford, and Windham. For more information or an application, call your local Cooperative Extension Center or visit the Home and Garden Education Center website at www.ladybug.uconn.edu/mastergardener/ . The postmarked deadline for applications is Friday, October 26, 2012.