North Santa Rosa

Master Gardener Classes Now Forming

Master Gardener Volunteer Classes Now Forming in Santa Rosa County

Do you enjoy gardening and helping others?  Have you ever wanted to learn more about growing plants?  Are you interested in butterfly gardening, rain gardens, landscape plants or lawns?  If you answered yes to these questions, your chance may be just around the corner.

A horticulture program, called Florida Master Gardener, is being offered by the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension Service to provide horticultural training for selected home gardeners in Florida.

Master Gardener is a title given to individuals who receive approximately 50 hours of in-depth horticultural training from County Extension Agents and agree, in return, to give hours of volunteer service helping their communities through their local county extension program.

Applications are now being taken for a limited number of openings in the class.  Applications must be postmarked by November 18, 2011.  Classes begin in January 2012.  For further information or to request an application, contact the Santa Rosa County Extension office at 850-623-3868.  You can download an application and find out more about the program on our website at .  Applicants must be residents of Santa Rosa County, Florida.

Master Gardeners give their volunteer hours to county extension offices in various ways.  In Santa Rosa County, Master Gardeners help extension personnel answer telephone calls, troubleshoot plant problems brought into the office, run soil samples, staff plant clinics and work with 4-H youth programs.

All programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all persons without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations.

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