Master Gardener training sign-up deadline extended

This is a daily event, running from December 18, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
Residents interested in becoming Master Gardeners can still sign up for the Oregon State University Extension Service’s Master Gardener training which begins January 10, 2013, in Myrtle Point.

OSU professionals and local experts will offer research based information that may help gardeners, or wanna-be gardeners, increase their gardening knowledge and enjoyment. The classes, held every Thursday, Jan. 10 through March 14, cover a variety of topics from botany, entomology and plant identification to soils, pruning and composting. Students will also receive a copy of EM8742 Sustainable Gardening: the Oregon and Washington Master Gardener Handbook, and detailed handouts each week.

To become an OSU Extension Master Gardener volunteer, each student must attend the training sessions, pass an open-book exam, and volunteer 60 hours of service to the community through a variety of fun, educational programs from the end of the training until October 31st.

Cost of the 10-week training is $150, $50 of which is refunded upon completion of the program requirements. Payment can be made by credit card. Checks sent with applications will not be deposited until the training begins on Jan. 10th.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. But class size is limited, so interested persons are encouraged to act now. Packets can be picked up at the OSU Extension Service in the Ohlsen-Baxter Building, 631 Alder Street in Myrtle Point, or by calling 541-572-5263, ext. 299. A downloadable copy of the application packet is also available at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/
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