Are you interested in learning about landscaping trees, turf, flowers, vegetables, landscaping, or growing etc. Are you interested in volunteering? The Harvey County Master Gardener Volunteer program is accepting applications for the fall 2016 class.
Master Gardener trainees are instructed in the areas of soils, native plants, plant diseases, insects, water gardening, herbs, landscaping, flowers and turf, trees and shrubs, gardening,
vegetables, fruit, and landscaping among others. The teachers of the class are Kansas State
university experts, horticulture industry personnel, and county extension agents. Trainees receive approximately 40 hours of instruction from September to December.
In return, the new trainee returns 40 hours of volunteer time the following year to extension through various activities such as: The Giving Garden, garden tours, The Harvey County Home and Garden show, county fair landscape display, Harvey County Fair exhibits, etc.
The fee for the program is $110 which includes the Master Gardener Manual.
If you have an interest in this program or would like to learn more, stop by the extension
office in the basement of the courthouse at 8th and Main in Newton, or call me at 284-6930. Master Gardener Basic Training course is held on Thursdays from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM and starts, September 8 and ends December 8, 2016. Enrollment ends September 1, 2016.
Photo credit: Andy Rogers **