Extension Master Gardener Class Scheduled for 2019

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Would you like to become a part of the most dynamic group of volunteers in Burke County? Would you like to learn to be a better gardener? Would you also enjoy participating in programs, projects, and activities around the county and state? You’re in luck!!

The 2019 Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer class will be starting on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 9 a.m. – noon and will continue on Wednesday mornings through mid-April. When you become a Master Gardener volunteer you agree to give 40 hours of volunteer time to the NC State Extension horticulture program in the next year. Volunteer hours may be completed in many ways: working at the fair, assisting with workshops around the county, working on garden projects with the schools and other organizations, and many other projects throughout the year.

This class is for newcomers, retirees, couples, singles, newbie gardeners, or expert gardeners, anyone who has a desire to learn about gardening. The friends you’ll make and the fun you’ll have are the icing on the cake! There will be hands-on activities as well as classroom work.

The cost of the class is $125 if paid by December 17, 2018. $140 if paid after December 17, 2018. We are accepting applications now. You can call our office at 828-764-9480 to get an application mailed or emailed to you. If you have additional questions, you can give our office a call. Don’t wait because even though summer has just ended, spring is just around the corner!