From the Field: Two Green Thumbs Up for Master Gardeners
We've all been there. All of a sudden one of the plants in your landscape starts to die for no apparent reason. Or maybe a worm appears out of nowhere on a quest to eat all foliage in sight. Maybe you want to try your hand growing a garden but don't know where to start. Wouldn't it be great if there was a superhero gardening team that could swoop in and answer all of your questions? Well, there is! Extension's Master Gardener program is full of volunteers who are equipped with horticultural information based on university research and recommendations.
These volunteers are people you can trust because they completed rigorous requirements to earn the title of a Master Gardener. In order to become a Master Gardener, a person must complete 40 hours of educational training and 40 hours of volunteer service within the first year.
Take advantage of what Master Gardeners can do for you! Add your local program on Facebook or give them a call. Some even have Master Gardener hotlines!
Does this program sound like something you want to join? These are the top 5 reasons you should.
- Gain horticultural expertise at a low cost.
- Meet other avid gardeners and make friends.
- Give back to the community.
- Share gardening experiences.
- Belong to a well-respected organization.
No matter what level of horticulture experience you may have, the MSU Fall Flower and Garden Fest is an event you don't want to miss. It will be held October 13-14, 2017 at the Truck Crops Experiment Station in Crystal Springs, MS. Add the fest on Facebook to get the latest info.
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