Learn to become a Master Gardener; training set for January


From Special Reports

Is gardening your favorite past-time? Do you get excited just visiting a nursery? Would you like to learn more about horticulture while volunteering to help others with their gardening questions?

If your answer was yes to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for the University of Georgia’s Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) program.

The MGEV Program trains volunteers to be better gardeners who can assist UGA Extension agents with educating the public about horticulture and environmental stewardship. These volunteers provide Coweta County residents with research-based gardening information to help solve their gardening issues.

Coweta County MGEVs are actively involved throughout Coweta County. They volunteer at the Extension Office; answer questions at many local events (look for the “Ask the Master Gardener” table); provide gardening presentations to local community groups; and coordinate fundraisers that support youth education and scholarships. MGEVs have fun while providing a great service to the community.

The Coweta County MGEV Training Program will be held every Thursday from  Jan. 9, 2020 until April 2, 2020 at the Coweta County Extension Office located at 255 Pine Road in Newnan. Class times will be 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break (on your own). The cost of the training course is $200, which includes all classroom materials and supplies.

For an application, please email Karen Mansour at [email protected]. You may also download an application at [email protected] or pick one up at the Coweta County Extension Office.

For more information, you may also call the Extension Office at 770-254-2620.

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