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Master Gardener New Volunteer Training

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Date(s) - 10/19/2017
3:00 pm

Sonora Senior Center


Master Gardeners are accepting applications and

Master Gardeners to Conduct New Volunteer Training

Orientation Scheduled for October 19, 2017

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites adults interested in helping others learn about gardening and to apply to train as a Master Gardener volunteer. UCCE Master Gardener volunteers learn University-based scientific information and then share that knowledge with the gardening community. Master Gardener volunteers are people of all ages and from all walks of  life with a common desire to help others learn about gardening.

Master Gardener membership is open to anyone in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. A background check including fingerprinting is required to become a Master Gardener.

An Orientation has been scheduled for Thursday, October 19th, starting at 3:00 pm at the Tuolumne County Senior Center located on 540 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA.  Anyone interested in becoming a Master Gardener should attend the Orientation to learn about the Master Gardener Program and the volunteer requirements.

The training classes for new volunteer candidates begin Thursday, January 18, 2018 and continue weekly through April 26th, from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm each Thursday. Classes will be held in Sonora. These classes will include over 50 hours of intensive training by University of California personnel and horticulture specialists in various fields.  Topics include water management, soils, composting, native plants, fruit production, plant diseases, entomology, Integrated Pest Management, understanding pesticides, and more.

A fee of $185 will be charged to cover the cost of all class materials, which includes several reference texts.  After successfully completing the training program, certified Master Gardener volunteers agree to fulfill annual volunteer service and continuing education requirements.

Anyone interested in becoming a Master Gardener, please fill out an online Master Gardener Application: http://ucanr.edu/sites/Tuolumne_County_Master_Gardeners/MG_Tuolumne_Training/

For more information, contact the UC Calaveras Cooperative Extension office by phone or email.  Phone number is (209) 533-5695 and the email address is dlpowell@ucanr.edu.

The UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) prohibits discrimination or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities. Complete nondiscrimination policy statement at http://ucanr.org/sites/anrstaff/files/107734.doc

Should you need assistance or require special accommodations for any of our educational programs, please contact us at 530-621-5502.

The University of California working in cooperation with County Government and the United States Department of Agriculture.