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MASTER GARDENER’S CORNER: Become a UC Master Gardener of Colusa County

Ever thought about becoming a Master Gardener? Do you know who the Master Gardeners are and what they do? Do you love to garden? Would you be interested in passing on your gardening knowledge to others? Well, here’s some information for you.

The requirements to become a Master Gardener are simple.

– You have some knowledge or experience in gardening or landscape.

– You are willing to learn about horticulture and shore this knowledge with others.

You are accepted into the local training program and can volunteer time conducting gardening education programming coordinated through the UC Cooperative Extension office in Colusa.

To become a Master Gardener, you must first fill out and submit an application and attend our “Meet the Master Gardeners” orientation on November 14 at 1pm. The orientation will be at our office, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa.

The training includes evening classes held once a week in Willows. The classes begin January 11 and finish April 26. Class attendance is mandatory. Class hours are 6pm to 9pm on Thursdays.

A $200 fee is charged for the training and includes a training manual, all class materials and a name badge.

Upon successful completion of the classroom training and passing the final exam, you will become a Master Gardener. From there, you will embark on an adventure of attaining volunteer hours. The volunteer hours can be accumulated through a variety of projects and activities, such as presentations, workshops, Farmer’s Markets, etc.

Sounds interesting?

You can pick up an application packet in our office, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Ste. E, Colusa or go to our website cecolusa.ucanr.edu

— For more information visit http://cecolusa.ucanr.edu/

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