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The Mississippi State University Pearl River County Extension Service will be providing Master Gardener training courses for anyone wanting to become a Master Gardener. The Master Gardener volunteer program is a great way to gain horticultural expertise at a low cost, meet other avid gardeners, share gardening experiences, get connected to the community, and belong to a well-respected and educational organization.
It is an educational exchange program offered through county offices of the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Through this program, individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas.
In exchange for educational training, individuals are asked to volunteer their time to help county Extension offices with horticulture projects that benefit the local community. Master Gardeners help extend the educational arm of the university to the public by providing horticultural information based on university research and recommendations.
The classes will start on February 12, 2013, and continue every Tuesday and Thursday until March 21, 2013. Class will start at 1 p.m. and last until 5 p.m. each day at the Extension office in Poplarville.
The fee for the training is $85 (please make checks payable to Pearl River County Master Gardeners). The fee will need to be paid by January 30th, so we have enough time to order the materials for the class. If you would like more information about the course, please call 601-403-2280.