09-12-16 CSU Ext News: Apply to be a Master Gardener…

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Apply to be a Master Gardener

By Linda Langelo, Golden Plains Extension Horticulture Program Associate; 

Phone: (970) 854-3616; Email: Linda.Langelo@colostate.edu

The Golden Plains Area Extension is now accepting applications for the Colorado Master Gardener Program which begins January of 2017.  They will be receiving applications through November  l, 2016.

The Program will run over a two year period consisting of 2017 and 2018.  In 2017 participants will do course work through a local extension office via online training.  It is generally over a ten week period ending in April.  In the remaining part of 2017 participants can begin doing some of their volunteer hours that are required for the program.  Then in 2018 participants will do more hands on and complete their volunteer hours.  Volunteer hours include a total of 50 hours between the two years which helps reduce the cost of the program.

Those who apply and are accepted into the program will be receiving training on plant care and other related topics.  They will work with other gardeners and other Colorado Master Gardeners to receive excellent training to become a Colorado Master Gardener themselves.  This program is ideal for those who wish to increase their knowledge of horticulture and help others learn the joy of successful gardening and plant growing!

With the Colorado Master Gardener Program there are two educational options listed as follows:

  • Colorado Master Gardener Certificate
  • Colorado Garden Certificate Student

The program is open to everyone, whether amateur or professional, who has a desire and passion for gardening or learning more about horticulture in general.  If gaining this type of knowledge and helping others through gardening is of interest to you, please know that this Program would be an ideal choice for you!  Each of the counties in the Golden Plains Area needs more Master Gardeners with knowledge to share and assist others.

Please contact Linda Langelo at the CSU Extension office in Julesburg (970-474-3479), or Jeannie Lambertson at the CSU Extension office in Akron (970-345-2287).  You may also visit either office for more information or contact your local Extension Office within your County.

For more information visit www.ext.colostate.edu.

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Submitted to BARN Media by:

Jeannie S. Lambertson

Administrative Assistant

Colorado State University


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Akron, CO  80720