Master Gardener classes to begin soon

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Photo by Michaela Kobyakov via stock.xchng

Would you or someone you know make a great Master Gardener Volunteer?

Orientation for 2014 Master Gardener Volunteer Program will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol,or Tuesday, Aug.12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Western Racine Service Center, 209 North Main St., Burlington. Orientation is an opportunity to learn more about the University of Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, the training course, and volunteer projects. Attendance at one of the orientation programs is required to apply for the Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

2014 Master Gardener Level 1 Training classes will meet on Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. from Sept. 16 through Dec. 9. Classes alternate between two locations, the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol, and Western Racine Service Center, 209 North Main St., Burlington. Course fee is $150, which includes textbooks and materials. For more information visit the Kenosha County UW-Extension website http://kenosha.uwex.edu or call 857-1945.

Master Gardener Volunteer training is only offered through University of Wisconsin Extension, and is a program dedicated to educating adults interested in helping their community through informative programs and projects. In Kenosha and Racine Counties, Master Gardener Volunteers answer gardening questions, present educational programs, design and maintain demonstration and therapeutic gardens, and help youth and adults learn about and appreciate the natural world.

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