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Master Gardeners Look to 2009 Training Class
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 • Posted December 16, 2008

Master Gardeners and spouses recently enjoyed an evening of dinner and plant exchange. Incoming 2009 Officers were recognized and outgoing officers were thanked for their contributions to the community. During this year Master Gardeners sponsored seven seminars/workshops for AgriLife Extension Service. The programs ranged from pruning advice to plant propagation to helping with the Lavender Festival to a class for the Science Discovery Academy, a presentation on native trees and perennials and a grass celebration. Many of our members volunteer at Bamberger Preserve and for the Junior Master Gardener program with 4th graders.

Every two years we offer a Master Gardener Training Class. We are excited to announce that our next class will begin January 13, 2009. The training includes 50 hours of outstanding presentations. Once the training is completed you will begin volunteering on projects approved by Todd Swift, our Blanco County AgriLife Agent. You have one year to complete 50 hours of volunteer help and Advanced Training hours such as programs sponsored by the Ladybird Wildflower Center.

The classes will be held in Johnson City from 1:00pm till 5:00pm on Tuesdays and some Thursdays. The cost of the training is $95.00 with an additional $25.00 which is refundable at the conclusion of your volunteer 50 hours and certification as a Master Gardener. You will receive a MG Handbook which is a very valuable reference guide. To receive a 2009 registration form please contact the AgriLife Extension Service in Johnson City at 868-7167 or go by the office located in the Annex Building on the Square.

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