Tuesday, August 13, 2013

K-State Research & Extension Office offering Master Gardener program

The K-State Research & Extension Office in Wyandotte County is offering its Master Gardener program. 

More information via a news release:
Master Gardener candidates do not have to be gardening experts to enter the program. Some firsthand knowledge of gardening basics is helpful but not required.

Extension Master Gardeners are members of this community who have traded K-State classroom training for volunteer time.

The group is vast in their horticultural interests. For some they want to know how to improve their lawn, for others it's all about the flowers or veggies.

Whatever your horticultural interest.... you will find someone within the group that shares it.

Tuesdays, 9 AM to 4 PMSept 17th thru Nov 19th$100 fee for MG training & resource materials

Master Gardener candidates receive over 40 hours of basic horticulture training. Courses are taught by the experts in their field.

All are K-State Research & Extension Specialists or other qualified professionals. Each Tuesday's training includes one morning and one afternoon class.

Course topics included are:
  • Plant Science
  • Wildlife Management
  • Landscape Design  
  • Soils
  • Flowers -Annuals & Perennials
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Turf
  • Trees & Shrubs
  • Houseplants
  • Entomology (Insects)
  • Pesticides
  • Plant Pathology
  • Landscape Maintenance

Applications are available at the WYCO Extension office or on-line at www.wyandotte.ksu.edu - lawn & garden. Applications must be received by Sept. 1.