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Master Gardener training completed in Mineral County

Posted 9/10/2007

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has just completed the Master Gardener Course in Mineral County. Thirteen individuals completed a 10-week course and have earned the title of Master Gardener.

A Master Gardener is a non-paid staff member of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension who diagnoses plant problems, answers questions and gives horticulture assistance to the public on vegetable gardening, trees, shrubs, soils, lawns, diseases, insects, and related topics. Master Gardeners also assist county Cooperative Extension staff by helping to prepare for, organize and conduct specific educational activities.

The 13 individuals have completed an extensive training program in plant science and horticulture and passed the written exam. They will devote a minimum of 50 hours of Master Gardener volunteer time in activities mutually agreed upon with the Cooperative Extension office. Some projects will involve such activities as the 2008 Horticultural Week, the Earth Day event, the weed management team, the Jr. Master Gardener program and horticulture education in local schools.

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