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Master Gardener Classes Being Offered for 2013

Are you interested in home gardening, landscaping or other areas of horticulture?  If you are, we have a program for you!   The Van Buren, Cleburne, Searcy and Stone County Extension offices will be conducting training sessions to become a Master Gardener.  This meeting is open to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.), should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible, prior to the activity.  You receive 40 hours of training for a fee and then, in return, give back 40 hours of community service through various horticulture related projects in Van Buren County. The training sessions will be on Tuesdays ,November 5 and 19 at the Ozark Folk Center in Mt. View and Tuesdays, November 12, 26, and December 3 in Fairfield Bay at the Conference Center.  To be certified as a Master Gardener, you must attend all five sessions.  The program will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  The program will contain sessions taught by Master Gardeners, County Agents, Extension Specialists, and other horticulture professionals.  You will not be disappointed and will be getting a lot of educational information during this program.  Beyond the training session, you will have the opportunity to work with some great volunteers and continue to gain knowledge in horticulture.  So, if you are interested in horticulture and would also like to give back to your community, give us a call at the Van Buren County Extension office at (501)745-7117 for an application.   Applications are due in the Van Buren County Extension office by Tuesday October 22, 2013.

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