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Master Gardener program now accepting applications

Join more than 350 Snohomish County Master Gardeners in sharing good gardening and environmental stewardship practices with county residents by becoming a WSU Master Gardener Volunteer Community Educator.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Master Gardener training class. Training focuses on familiarization and learning how to use resources to research, educate, mentor and answer horticulture questions for the general public in a collaborative environment. All training is open book and no memorization is expected.

Training involves approximately 80 hours of classroom and workshop instruction held once a week daytimes every Thursday starting in early January and extending into April. Tuition for this extensive training program is $245 to cover the direct costs plus a volunteer commitment of 50 hours each year for two years working, learning and having fun with other like-minded volunteers on a variety of community educational projects. Without the volunteer commitment, tuition is $745.

For more information and an application, visit the Extension website at snohomish.wsu.edu and look under “News and Announcements,” call the Master Gardener Hotline at 425-357-6010, or e-mail howard.voland@wsu.edu.

Deadline for applications is Nov. 15.

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