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Applicants sought for Master Gardeners class
San Jacinto News- Times
SHEPHERD -- The second class for the San Jacinto County Master Gardeners is now accepting applications for the summer intern class to begin June 6. The Master Gardener program is an educational 10-class course founded in the horticultural sciences. The program will expose interns to topics such as botany, soils, composting, vegetables, fruits, citrus, lawn, turf, and much more. The 59 total hours of in-class instruction will provide ample information allowing interns to become better gardeners, consumers, and teachers. The individual classes will be instructed by professionals in the fi eld to include collegiate professors and specialist. Each instructor is considered an expert in that fi eld and well respected by the horticultural industry. The course tuition is set at $140. This will cover all books, speaker fees, tour fees, and all other educational materials necessary for the course. Interns can become a certifi ed Master Gardener upon completing the classes and providing 50 hours of community service in the area of horticulture. The course is limited to 25 interns. The fall 2010 classes fi lled in only 8 days so don’t delay in registering. Preference will be given to prospective intern applicants residing in San Jacinto County. To register for the course, you must visit the San Jacinto County Extension office in Shepherd to get an application and pay the course tuition. Questions can be answered by calling 936-628-6407.