Master Gardener Volunteer Training Starting Soon in Florence
University of Wisconsin-Extension is offering people who are interested in plants and people the opportunity to become Master Gardener Volunteers. UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are trained in a wide range of horticultural topics via a multi-session training course that will be held Tuesday evenings from March 21 through June 13 of 2017. The course will be held primarily at the Florence Natural Resources Center, starting at 6 p.m.
The course work prepares participants to help others in their community by assisting with horticultural projects and demonstrations, answering plant care questions, or many other ways. The instruction is free, although the instructional materials cost $95 for an individual or $155 for a couple. Included in these materials are the instruction manual, an array of UW-Extension publications, and numerous materials that you will take home as part of the hands-on skill-building sessions that are the main feature of the course.
Each evening will have a topic focus, and will usually include some type of hands-on and/or outside activity. The format allows participants to increase their plant management skills and knowledge, while meeting new gardening associates and current members of the Glacial Gardeners’ Master Gardener Volunteers’ Association. GGMGVA has members from many different communities within Florence, Marinette, Dickinson, and Iron Counties. All area residents are welcome to be a part of this opportunity to grow in your own horticultural knowledge and share those skills & knowledge with others.
You can also call the Florence County UW-Extension office at 715-528-4480 and talk to Sabrina to get questions answered and to request a training application, or e-mail Scott Reuss, UW-Extension Agriculture & Horticulture Agent, at email@example.com