Would you like to become a Master Gardener?

The Lee County Extension Service is offering a new Master Gardener class for 2015. Day

time classes will be held at the local extension office located at 600 S. 7th St., Suite 4. The

starting date is to be decided, but will be in early February. Applications will be accepted

through January 23rd.

The program is designed for people with an interest in gardening who would like to improve

their gardening skills and passing their new found knowledge on to others.

The courses will be taught by specialist, county agents, and veteran Master Gardeners. The

classes will cover all aspects of gardening from soil and plant nutrition, design and care of

landscape, vegetable, fruit and herb gardening and much more.

The program is 13 weeks and will consist of lectures and hands on training. After completing

the course, new interns will be expected to give 10 hours of service to the Master Gardener

Helpline and 40 hours of volunteer service to the Extension Service and/or the community. At

the completion of their hours they will receive their Master Gardener Certificate.

Master Gardener classes are $125 per person. If you are interested or have any questions,

please contact the Lee County Extension Service at 334 749-3353 or visit LeeMG.org.