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Master Gardener Program Taking Applications

Submitted by Extension Office

Want to be a Master Gardener? Applications are being taken in Polk County for persons who want to sharpen their horticultural skills and share their knowledge with others.

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is conducting the Master Gardener training program once a week for seven weeks, beginning September 23, 2021, at the Polk County Extension Education Center at 211 De Queen St., Mena.  

Enrollment will be limited to 25 participants, who, following training and receipt of the Master Gardener certification, are committed to donating 40 working hours and pursuing 20 additional learning hours in their county Master Garden Program.

Instruction on basic botany, principles of horticulture, soils, and fertilizers, irrigation, pest control, and pesticide use. Other trainings include vegetable production, home fruit production, landscaping, and so much more.  Cooperative Extension Service professionals, horticulture professionals, and other specialists in their field will conduct all training. A fee of $100 (or $150 for couples who share a book) covers books and other training materials.

Final selection of participants from application and interviews. Deadline for applying is August 27, 2021. For details, contact the Polk County Extension office at (479)394-6018. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact (479)394-6018 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

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