ONEIDA CO., N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Oneida County announces upcoming Regional Master Gardener Volunteer Training together with CCE Onondaga County. We are looking for motivated individuals who have an interest in gardening and community outreach. The training is held over a two year period, attendance of all Master Gardener Volunteer Training class sessions is a requirement for successful completion of the course.
The course will begin with a kick-off orientation session, here at CCE on Saturday March 10th. Trainings will be held on set Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Session locations will vary and may require an hour or two of travel time to training locations. Local Extension staff, business professionals and seasoned Master Gardener Volunteers teach classes on: Basic Botany, Vegetable Gardening, Soils, Composting, Lawns, Entomology, Wildlife Nuisance, Pruning, Perennials, Plant Propagation, Plant Pathology & Diagnostics, Woody Plants and Annuals.
There are currently only a few openings for the Regional Master Gardener Volunteer Training classes. Cost of the training is $225 for Oneida County residents and $112 for high school aged students. Oneida County MGV Program applications are now being accepted until Friday, February 9, 2018. Due to a limit in class size, a committee will review the applications. Selected applicants will be notified by late February. For an application, contact Holly at the Extension at (315) 736-3394 ext. 125 or Terri Harrison (315) 736-3394 ext. 168 or register online at https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=mastergardenertrainning_230.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County
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