Tuesday, August 4, 2015 10:00 a.m. Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 4-H Hall Those interested in applying for the Extension Master Gardener fall class are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Center in 4-H Hall. Applications will be available at the event. The requirements and benefits of the program will be outlined and current Master Gardeners will share their experiences as volunteers.
Master Gardener trainees participate in an extensive training program through K-State Research & Extension. Volunteers for the Sedgwick County class must be residents of Sedgwick County, be available for daytime classes on Thursdays and be willing to volunteer for the Sedgwick County Extension Service within the community. Cost for the class is $100.00 per person; need-based scholarships are available to defray part of the cost. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by August 7, 2015. The new training class of Extension Master Gardeners begins Thursday, October 1, 2015, and is held every Thursday through November 19, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Extension Education Center (7001 W. 21st Street North).
K-State Research & Extension in Sedgwick County is looking for volunteers who are able to devote 40 hours to classroom horticulture training combined with 48 hours of hands-on volunteer service while learning to become Extension Master Gardeners. Extension Master Gardeners volunteer in the Sedgwick County community through the speakers’ bureau, Extension Arboretum and Demonstration Gardens, youth gardening, phone hotline and plant clinic, hosting garden tours and more.
For more information contact Rebecca McMahon, Extension Horticulture Agent at (316) 660-0142 or visit: http://www.sedgwick.k-state.edu/gardening-lawn-care/master-gardener-volunteer-program/become-master-gardener.html