The Master Gardener program is a volunteer program in which individuals are trained specifically to represent the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service to help with providing approved information on gardening and to develop community programs related to horticulture. Master Gardener training includes 40 hours of classroom instruction and many hours of ongoing education in botany, soil science, plant propagation, pest management, pesticide and herbicide usage, vegetable and ornamental plant gardening, plant and weed identification, pruning, and other horticulture related subjects.
Once trained, Master Gardeners aid the Extension Service and give back to their local communities by doing work related to horticulture, such as designing and implementing community improvement projects, working with special groups in the community, disseminating approved horticultural information, answering questions, researching specific problems, planting educational and therapeutic gardens, providing public speakers and much more.
For more information, please go to http://www.baxtercountymg.com/
Contact: Phyllis Henley