Train to be a Master Gardener

Nov 21, 2013

Join more than 350 Snohomish County Master Gardeners in sharing good gardening and environmental stewardship practices with county residents by becoming a WSU Master Gardener Volunteer Community Educator.

Applications are still being accepted for the 2014 Master Gardener training class, which starts in January.

Training focuses on familiarization and learning how to use resources to research, educate, mentor, and answer horticulture questions for the general public in a collaborative environment.

All training is open book and no memorization is expected.

Training involves about 80 hours of classroom and workshop instruction held once a week daytimes every Thursday starting in early January and extending into April.

Tuition for this extensive training program is $245 to cover the direct costs plus a volunteer commitment of 50 hours each year for two years working, learning and having fun with other like-minded volunteers on a variety of horticultural and environmental educational projects. Without the volunteer commitment, tuition is $745.

For more information and an application, visit the Extension website at snohomish.wsu.edu and look under “News and Announcements,” or call the Extension Office at 425-338-2400.

Deadline for applications has been extended to Monday, Dec. 16.

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