WVU Kanawha County Extension Service will offer a 10-week training course for the West Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program.
Participants will receive instruction in botany, soils, basic landscaping, pest identification and control, vegetable gardening, small and tree fruits and more.
The Spring 2013 session of the West Virginia Extension Master Gardener training course will be offered Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 18 through April 22. Classes will be at the WVU Kanawha County Extension Office located at 4700 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Suite 101 in Kanawha City.
Applications are due by Feb. 4 and may be mailed, emailed, faxed or dropped off in person at the WVU Kanawha County Extension office.
The course is intended to be the formal training for the West Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program, a volunteer service program of WVU Extension Service. Certification as a Master Gardener requires 30 hours of instruction and 30 hours of volunteer service within the year following completion of the course. Certified Master Gardeners have the option of joining the Kanawha County Master Gardener Association.
At the first class session, a $100 materials fee is due (make checks payable to KCMGA). The fee covers the instruction manual, class materials and a name tag (upon certification).Print the application from http://kanawha.ext.wvu.edu/mastergardener/application, call the office at 304-720-9573 to have a copy mailed to you or stop by the office and pick up a form.