MILFORD, Pa. — Pike County Master Gardeners will host an informational session between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon on June 19 at the Extension Office at 514 Broad Street in Milford for people who may be interested in becoming Penn State Master Gardener Volunteers. Penn State is offering basic training starting in October 2018 for those who want to join a collaborative group of gardeners who enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of gardening with others.
The training program is extensive. It covers the basics of plant science, with emphasis on using scientific knowledge about cultivating vegetables, fruits, trees and flowers. Participants learn about plant diseases, treatments and prevention. Landscaping, soil science, insects, wildlife control and many other topics are taught. No previous formal training is required. The course is Internet based combined with hands-on meetings.
Early registration is encouraged. The cost for the program is $200 that includes a beautiful, encyclopedic Handbook. Registration and payment before June 30 will result in a discounted cost of $125 dollars. Call for further information at 570-296-3400 or email at PikeExt@psu.edu.
— Penn State Extension, Pike County