Apply to become a master gardener

07/26/2013 2:39 PM

07/26/2013 2:39 PM

Want to be a master gardener?

An informational meeting will be held Aug. 6 for people who are interested in applying to be a master gardener in Sedgwick County. Master gardeners receive horticulture training and then volunteer their knowledge to the community throughout the year in a number of ways.

There are 265 master gardeners in the county now. About 20 to 25 applicants will be accepted into the program this fall, extension agent Bob Neier said.

At the meeting, which will be at 10 a.m. at the Extension Center at 21st and Ridge Road, applications will be handed out, and current master gardeners will talk about their experiences.

To apply to be a master gardener, you must be a Sedgwick County resident who is available to take classes during the day and to volunteer in the community. The cost is $100 for the class; need-based scholarships are available. For more information, call 316-660-0138.

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