Applications Accepted for 2023 Master Gardener Training Class | Sequim Gazette

The WSU Clam County Master Gardener Program is accepting applications through Friday, November 25th.

The program looks to invest in creating leaders who meet the needs of their communities, with Master Gardeners serving as ambassadors to help the WSU Clallam County Extension Service provide accurate and environmentally sustainable horticulture advice and tools to support a healthy community, program representatives said.

To become a master gardener, students attend an 11-week training session at Washington State University that includes research-based courses in botany, soil science, pruning, growing ornamentals and vegetables, fruits and berries, and other areas of sustainable indoor horticulture. 18. Online training, field trips, labs, and classroom participation are all part of the student experience.

After completing classes, Master Gardener Interns complete 100 hours of licensed service through the county extension office to earn Master Gardener certification.

Volunteer service hours include participating in garden-related educational activities, researching plant problems, working in gardens, and serving on Master Gardener committees and projects.

In-person information will be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 2pm at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 SP Boddy St. and at 2pm on Wednesday, November 2 at KSQM 91.5 FM, Conference Room 609. Washington St.

An informative breakout session is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2 at 6 p.m. Go to tinyurl.com/mr22kj9p.

The class fee is $300 and includes reference and study materials and other supplies; Scholarships are available.

The application can be found online at extension.wsu.edu/clalam/mg/training. Or, a paper copy can be picked up at the WSU Clallam County Extension office at 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 15, Port Angeles.

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