UW-Extension Master Gardener training coming up in July

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Are you thinking about becoming a volunteer for UW-Extension as a Master Gardener?

Anyone interested in taking the Master Gardener Level 1 training course for Racine and Kenosha counties will need to attend the mandatory orientation session scheduled for Monday, July 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. in Kenosha.

At this session, you will learn about the UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteer program and the requirements to become a Master Gardener volunteer.

In order to become a UW-Extension volunteer, a person will need to agree to a criminal background check, take Mandatory Reporter Training, and sign a volunteer behavior agreement. There is a fee of $150 for the course. The course will run for 12 weeks, meeting once per week for a 3 hour session.

The course will be taught as flipped instruction, meaning the participants taking the course will need to have access to a computer to view the lecture part of the training. The training will be offered on Wednesday’s from September 6 through November 22.

For more information visit the Kenosha County UW-Extension website at www.kenosha.uwex.edu or call 857-1945; or the Racine County UW-Extension website at www.racine.uwex.edu or call 767-2929.

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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