Don’t miss this opportunity to become a Master Gardener. Master Gardeners create and tend the beautiful public gardens you see in Van Buren County.
To become a Master Gardener, you must complete 40 hours of training. Once training is completed, you’re required to return 40 volunteer hours to the organization by working on gardening projects, planning events, or creating presentations. Classes are held on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 5 and 9 classes will be conducted at Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. November 12, 26, and December 3 classes will be held at the Our Town Convention and Visitor Center in Fairfield Bay.
The cost is $60 per person or $85 per couple and will include training materials. Call Danny Griffin, VBC Extension Agent, 501-745-7117 or Eleanor Hilsenrath, President VBC Master Gardeners, 501-252-7272 for an application. Applications are due by October 22.
These classes are 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.