Area plant lovers will have a great opportunity this fall to participate in an outstanding horticulture program! The Master Gardener training will be held in Chanute starting September 10 and will conclude October 15. The training is held during the day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Master Gardener program is a volunteer program in which K-State Research and Extension trades classroom training for volunteer time.
Master Gardener training consists of 40 to 50 hours of instruction in all aspects of horticulture. Instructors include state specialists from Kansas State University, local extension agents and local experts. After training is completed, volunteers donate an equivalent number of hours of service as were received in instruction.
Topics that will be covered in the training include: