The Lawrence County Extension Office is working towards organizing another Master Gardener class.

This will be the Tri-County Fall Master Gardener class.

The 12-week Master Gardener training course will be held live online and in-person, pending current health-related issues. Classes are taught by specialists from Auburn University, Extension agents, and veteran master gardeners.

According to the Extension office website, Master Gardeners are Extension-trained volunteer educators. Under the direction of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, this program has a two-fold purpose: to increase the availability of home horticulture information through qualified volunteers and to extend the land grant mission across Alabama.

Master Gardener volunteers are:

Motivated –  to share their knowledge and expertise.

Accessible – to other Master Gardeners, horticulture and Extension professionals, and the public.

Service-oriented – to enhance their communities and the environment.

Trained – by Cooperative Extension in current horticultural practices.

Excited – about meeting other people who enjoy gardening.

Research ambassadors – who provide cutting-edge horticultural information to consumers.

The 12-week course will start on August 26 and meet every Wednesday until November 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration is $150 due by August 19. Registration after the August 19 due date will be $175.

This will be available virtually and in person with in person classes meeting at Tennessee Valley Research Station, 9494 Experimental Loop, Belle Mina, AL.

For more information contact Rhonda Britton at rcb0003@aces.edu.

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