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BE A ‘MASTER GARDENER’

Application Deadline Coming Up – Classes Start February 6

December 6, 2013

[FERNDALE] – The deadline to apply for the next Master Gardener Program through Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Sullivan County is approaching early next month. 

The intensive 15-week training program for Sullivan County residents begins on Thursday, February 6 at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Center in Liberty.  Up to 20 individuals will be accepted into the program through the application process. 

Cost to participate is $250.  Volunteer community service is required as part of this “neighbors teaching neighbors” approach to sharing information.  Applicants may be asked for an interview and are subject to a criminal background check.

Training dates will run every Thursday from February 6 through May 15.  Snow dates are also built into the schedule. 

Begun in 1975 in New York State, the Master Gardener Program provides home and community gardeners with unbiased information based on research and experience gleaned through Cornell University. 

Applications for this volunteer program are available online at www.sullivancce.org or at the CCE office in Liberty.  Completed applications must be returned to: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty, NY  12754. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a statewide educational organization funded by national, state and county governments – that helps New York residents put research-based knowledge to work. 

For information call Master Gardener Coordinator Susan Dollard at 845-292-6180.