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Time Now To Become A Master Gardener

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners will be hosting a Meet-and-Greet evening for anyone interested in becoming a Cooperative Extension Master Gardener.

The program has annual training classes that provide participants instruction about important gardenMadera Master Gardeners 2015 - photo courtesy Madera Master Gardeners ing topics. After completing the training, Master Gardener volunteers perform 25 hours of community volunteer work and complete 12 hours of continuing education each year to maintain their status.

Come and meet the Master Gardeners! It’s a chance to get acquainted, find out more about the program and ask questions. Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners design and maintain the Three Sisters Demonstration Garden at Madera Community College Center, provide free garden advice clinics, and present information to the community on a variety of gardening topics. It’s a great way to indulge your love of plants and give back to your community.

Master Gardeners at work - photo courtesy Madera Master GardenersThe Meet the Master Gardeners event will be Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Madera Community College Center, Room R-3A, 30277 Avenue 12 in Madera. Free parking is available in Lot C near the Three Sisters Demonstration Garden.

For questions, call (559) 675-7879, extension 7210, or email mgmadera@ucdavis.edu.

Visit the Master Gardeners website at http://ucanr.edu/maderamg to learn about other free Master Gardener events and services. Events are also posted on Facebook at facebook.com/MaderaMasterGardeners.

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