Master gardener program

Brooklyn - posted Oct, 03 2012

BROOKLYN- Starting in January 2013, the UConn Master Gardener Program classes will be held at the Windham County Extension Center, 139 Wolf Den Rd, Brooklyn. This is a state-wide program sponsored by the Cooperative Extension System, of the UConn College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.The UConn Master Gardener Program is designed to provide training to those who desire expanding their knowledge of gardening and who want to share this knowledge with others through involvement in local outreach projects. Applications are available online at the UConn Home and Garden Education Center website: or by picking up the form at the Windham Extension Center in Brooklyn. The charge for this rewarding program is $415, which includes 13 classes and a hefty, information-packed training manual. Partial scholarships may be available based on financial need. The program starts with a series of full-day classes that begin in early January 2013. The class in Brooklyn will meet on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics covered in these classes include: basic botany, soils, herbaceous and woody ornamentals, small fruits and tree fruits, lawns, basic garden entomology, pest control, etc. The classwork part of the MG program usually finishes in late April. Upon completion of the the classwork part of the program, training continues in the MG Office at the Windham Extension Center (or at one of the other UConn Extension Offices if more convenient). The program requires completion of 30 hours of this in-office service and can be spread out over five months (May-September). For more information or an application, call the Windham County Cooperative Extension Center at 860-774-9600 or visit the UCONN Home and Garden Center website at Applications should be in the mail by Friday, Oct. 26. The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Program Provider.

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