SENECA CO., N.Y. — Do you have a love of gardening, landscaping or just have knowledge that you’d like to share with others? Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is planning a Master Gardener training starting in September. The 2019 Master Gardener training classes are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 3rd at the Ontario County CCE office, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, and continue every Tuesday (except Election Day, November 5th) through November 19th. Classes will start at 8:30AM and run until 3PM, with a half hour for lunch and a fifteen minute break morning and afternoon.
The cost of this year’s classes will be $150.00. This cost will include all of the handouts for each class, refreshments, speaker’s fees, travel costs, and administrative fees. The training is taught by Cornell University professors and other professionals in the horticulture field. A commitment on your part for 50 volunteer hours over a two-year period is also required. These hours can be completed with such projects as: speaking to gardening groups, answering questions on the Horticulture Hot Line, working with 4-H youth, booth participation at the Seneca County Fair and Empire Farm Days, writing articles or radio spots
The Master Gardener program is a national program of trained volunteers who work in partnership with their county Cooperative Extension office to educate the public. The program possibilities are only limited by the volunteers’ imagination, so come and be trained and start helping to shape the Master Gardener program in Seneca County!
If you are interested, please call our office at 315-539-9251 to request an application or to ask any questions.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County
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