Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Applications Open for 2011 Master Gardener Class

CSU Jefferson County Extension is accepting applications now for the 2011 Master Gardener class.  If you are interested in joining a group of totally engaged citizen gardeners or just interested in taking your gardening education to new levels, this would be a great opportunity for you.  There are two options.  You can go through the interview application process to become a volunteer master gardener or you can pay the tuition and enjoy the class with no further commitment to volunteer and receive a Colorado Gardening Certificate upon completion.  Either way, the classes, taught by CSU faculty,  begin in January and run through April on Thursdays.  Volunteer master gardeners educate the public on various areas of gardening such as community gardens, small space vegetable garden production, waterwise landscaping and weed control  and lawn problems to name a few.  We do this by teaching community gardeners right in their gardens, meeting people at farmers markets or being available by phone to answer questions.  It’s exciting and challenging work.  If you would like more information, please contact the Jeffco Extension Office at 303-271-6620 for assistance or an application.  The deadline for volunteer applications is Friday, October 15.  We will accept certificate applications on a first come first served basis through November until the class fills.