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Green thumbs can grow at Master Gardener class

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If you have a green thumb and want it to get greener, you can apply to take part in the Master Gardener training class.

If you are interested in applying, you can apply online HERE or call the Taylor County Extension Office at 325-672-6048.

More details included in the following press release:

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Taylor County is now taking applications for its next Master Gardener volunteer training class.

12 sessions will be held from February 9 to April 25. Most classes are on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Three (3) Tuesday evening and two (2) Saturday classes will be conducted.

Master Gardener classes address topics ranging from plant growth and development to plant diseases, insects, soils, and basic landscaping and garden design.

Individuals completing the training become certified Master Gardeners, assisting AgriLife Extension through community education in horticulture. Volunteer hours may be applied to a variety of approved projects discussed during training.

Interns completing classroom training and passing the final exam will be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service toward youth and/or adult education outreach their first year, and 24 hours annually thereafter.

Class size is limited to 20 participants and the deadline for submitting the application is Feb. 1. A registration fee of $150 is payable in full on the first day of class for those selected to participate. No refunds will be issued after start of classes. A background check is required on all applicants participating in the Master Gardener program.

Applications are available online at http://taylor.agrilife.org/ or available by calling or coming by the Taylor County Extension Office (325-672-6048) located on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center.

Submission of the application is not automatic acceptance into the class. Acceptance to the class is based on the person's willingness to volunteer and the completeness of their application. Master Gardeners support the community by providing information and advice on gardening and landscaping, providing technical assistance, and being involved in a variety of horticulture-related community service projects.

For more information, contact the Taylor County Extension Office at 325-672-6048

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