2020 Master Gardener Training Course Begins in January

A few slots are left: Chatham County Cooperative Extension is calling for gardening and education enthusiasts to apply for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program!

Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) are trained volunteer educators with unique skills and abilities, who share a love of plants and gardens and enthusiasm for learning. They are a variety of ages, personalities, and professions united by a passion for teaching others.

Through volunteer projects, Master Gardeners teach community members how to use plants and gardening to improve their environment, personal health, and quality of life. Volunteers benefit from the training, networking with other garden enthusiasts, and the opportunity to serve their communities. Master Gardeners say the friendships they make and experiences they have while volunteering together are the biggest rewards of the program.

Training for the Chatham County MGEV program begins on January 24, 2020 with classes every Friday until May 29, 2020. Classes are held at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens and are taught by a mix of UGA Extension staff and green industry professionals. The deadline to apply for the program is November 29. Applications and more information about the program can be found on the Chatham County Extension website: extension.uga.edu/county-offices/chatham.html

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