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Master Gardener Training Slating
Houston County Courier - August 2009
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Houston County will be offering a Master Gardener training.
The training will start on Sept. 8 and continue through Nov. 19.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. at the courthouse annex.
The cost of the training is $100 per person and $150 per couple. You must preregister by Aug. 10.
The program offers a minimum of 50 hours of instruction that covers topics including lawn care, ornamental trees and shrubs, insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; and water conservation.
In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer time to their county extension program.
At least 50 hours of volunteer service within one year following the training is required to earn the title of "Texas Master Gardener."
If you are interested in becoming a master gardener or to sign up call the Houston County Extension Office at 544-3255 ext 265.