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Registration dates set for fall 2015 Master Gardener training

Posted 5/4/2015

Do you love gardening and want to share your experiences?

Become a Master Gardener of southern Nevada! University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will hold two registration sessions for fall 2015 Master Gardener Training. Registration sessions will be held on Monday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 24 from 9-11 a.m. at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. The Master Gardener program is open to adults who accept the stringent training and volunteer commitments.

The Master Gardener mission is to train community volunteers in appropriate desert gardening practices. Eighty hours of class training and 50 hours of volunteer work on approved projects are required in order to become a Master Gardener. Classes are scheduled on most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 — 12:30 beginning September 9 through October 28 (based on instructor availability). You must attend all 20 classes.

No gardening background is necessary to become a Master Gardener! The most important qualifications are your commitment to complete the training and to share your knowledge through volunteer service.

During the registration, an overview of the training and program requirements will be offered and the opportunity to fill out an application and have an interview with a current Master Gardener. Students will be notified of their acceptance by June 30. Payment of class fees ($200) will be due by July 6. Email or call Martha Barajas at 702-257-5522 to reserve a space; please indicate the registration date of your choice. Full details will be emailed pre-registrants.

For questions about registration, training or volunteer requirements please email or call Ann Edmunds, Program Coordinator, at 702-257-5587.

Master Gardeners are volunteers who teach, assist and work with community partners on projects across the Las Vegas valley. Projects are on-going at Acacia Park, the Springs Preserve, Doolittle and Lieburn Senior Center Community Gardens, the Master Gardener Orchard and Nellis AFB Environmental Grove. Visit the Facebook page for additional program information.

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