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Master Gardener training

January 5, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

Master Gardener training to be held starting January 27, 2014

The Iowa Master Gardener program will hold 2014 winter trainings at 17 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices beginning in January.

The Master Gardener course includes 40 hours of web-based and face-to-face local training and a one-day training session on the Iowa State University campus.

"Iowans interested in gardening and volunteering in their community should consider joining the Iowa Master Gardener program," said Denny Schrock, Iowa Master Gardener coordinator. "We welcome long-term veterans of gardening, novices and those with varying degrees of experience as new trainees."

To see a full description of the topics covered, visit the Iowa Master Gardener website at

In partial exchange for training, Master Gardener participants are expected to share their time and knowledge in approved projects within their local communities. Trainees must complete a one-year Master Gardener internship consisting of 40 hours of approved volunteer service projects. In subsequent years to maintain active Master Gardener status an additional 12 hours of volunteer service and 6 hours of educational updates are required annually.

Grundy County Extension Administrator Shari Sell-Bakker is offering this class beginning January 23, 2014 at the Grundy County office in Grundy Center, Iowa.

To register for the class please stop in at the Grundy County Extension Office at 703 F Avenue, Suite 1, Grundy Center or email Shari at for more details.

Registration deadline is January 10, 2014. No exceptions. Payment of all fees must be made no later than this date as well.



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