Baxter County Master Gardener Program • University of Arkansas System • Division of Agriculture • © 2013 BCMG
Dear Future Master Gardener:
Re: Master Gardener Program Taking Applications
Thank you for expressing an interest in the Master Gardener program. Applications are being taken in Baxter and Marion Counties for persons who want to sharpen their horticultural skills and then share their knowledge with others.
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service is conducting the Master Gardener training program. The dates are October 20 (Thursday), October 26 (Wednesday), November 3, (Thursday) 22, (Tuesday) and 28, (Monday) from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The training will be conducted in Mountain Home at the Baxter County Fairgrounds.
Participant enrollment will be limited. Those who complete the training and receive their Master Gardener certification will donate 40 hours back to the Cooperative Extension Service in the areas of horticulture and ornamental horticulture.
Training begins with instruction on overview of Master Gardener program, basic botany, soils, and fertilizers. Other training sessions include vegetable production, home fruit production, turf, plant propagation, pest control, ornamentals, plant diseases, and beekeeping.
All training will be conducted by Cooperative Extension Service professionals and Master Gardeners. Books and other materials are furnished. There will be a charge of $85.00 ($120 for a couple with 1 notebook) to cover cost of the training such as notebook, name tag, refreshments, first year membership dues, etc.
Please fill out and return the enclosed application along with $85.00 to the Baxter County Cooperative Extension Service. Make checks payable to Baxter County Cooperative Extension Service.
Deadline for applying is Friday, October 7th or when class is full. For more information contact the Baxter County Extension office at 425-2335.
This program is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran’s status, or any other legally protected status and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Mark D. Keaton,
County Extension Agent-
Master Gardener Projects
Read about all of our lovely projects the Master Gardener program supports in Baxter County.