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Master gardeners sought in Warren County

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners visit the Pleasant Valley Farm in a session conducted as part of their training.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners visit the Pleasant Valley Farm in a session conducted as part of their training. Harold Shippey

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warren County is now seeking volunteers for their Master Gardener program — and prospective enrollees don’t need a degree nor formal certifications to get involved.

Applications are now being a accepted for the upcoming 2014 Master Gardener Training Program. Space is limited, so contact the office soon for more information and an application.

Through the program, our Master Gardeners obtain a sense of accomplishment and nurture their community spirit. They also enjoy the camaraderie and intellectual stimulation from their fellow Master Gardeners.

After enrolling in the course, the participants are provided with extensive information on a wide range of horticultural topics.

Local training is held in Ballston Spa on Mondays from late January through mid-April. Upon completion of the 11-week lecture series, volunteers also receive a Cornell Soil pH Test Kit that will be useful for practical application of the training.

There are many opportunities for Master Gardener volunteers to work with community groups, schools, and the gardening public in order to educate and provide useful organic gardening information.

Master Gardener meetings are relaxed and feature sharing of ideas, as well as outings to local gardens, woodlands, preservation sites.

For details, call Cornell Cooperative Extension Warren County at: 623-3291 or by e-mail: warren@cornell.edu.

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