Monday, January 27, 2014

Master Gardener Training Classes To Be Offered This Spring

     Watauga County Agriculture Extension Office is excited to announce that it will be offering The Master Gardener Program this spring, starting April 1, 2014.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 8:30-12:00 for 11-13 weeks.  As a class participant you will receive 40 hours of training in subjects including botany, plant propagation, houseplants, lawns, plant insects, diseases, weeds, fruits and vegetables, flowering plants, houseplants, and landscape design.  Both organic and traditional methods will be discussed.  The program will include hands on activities, field trips, and guest speakers.  After successfully completing your training, passing a final exam, and returning a like number of hours in volunteer service, you will be certified as a Master Gardener. For an application and more information on this great program contact Paige Patterson, Consumer Horticulture Agent at 828-264-3061. Or  You can also learn more about this program at

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