WyCo Extension Office seeking future Master Gardeners
The Wyandotte County K-State Extension Office is accepting participants in its 2012 Master Gardener class.
Master Gardener candidates do not have to be gardening experts to enter the program. Some firsthand knowledge of gardening basics is helpful but not required.
Extension Master Gardeners are members of this community who have traded K-State classroom training for volunteer time.
The class will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 11 to Nov. 13. There is a $100 fee for training and resource materials.
Master Gardener candidates receive more than 40 hours of basic horticulture training. Courses are taught by the experts in their field. All are K-State Research & Extension Specialists or other qualified professionals. Each Tuesday’s training includes one morning and one afternoon class.
Course topics included are plant science, wildlife management, landscape design and maintenance, soils, annual and perennial flowers, fruits and vegetables, turf, trees and shrubs, houseplants, insects and pesticide labels and plant pathology.
Applications are available at the WYCO Extension office or on-line at wyandotte.ksu.edu. Applications must be received by Sept. 1.