What or Who is a Master Gardener?
by SherryBlanton
 gardening goings on
Sep 05, 2011 | 2454 views |  0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

In my brief bio at the inauguration of my blog I mentioned that both Paula and I are Master Gardeners. That means we are members of a Volunteer Program administered by the Calhoun County Office of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. We are trained in the area of horticulture to be be able to educate others. To become certified as a MG an individual must successfully complete the Master Gardener training proram which is about three months of classwork (one day per week)  and then provide a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service to the community. After being certified as a MG we are asked to complete 25 hours of service to the community and to engage in 10 hours of continuing education  each year.

As a MG I have done all sorts of things from helping the Alabama Baptist Children's home id a truck load of plants they were given to speaking to area clubs in Calhoun County. I have loved every minute of it. 

The next class begins in January; the Extension Office is taking names now of folks who are interested in attending. Join us. The MG program is a way to learn alot about gardening and to be of service to our community. You get to meet the nicest people too!



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