Master Gardener 2022 Recruitment Deadline Coming Soon
By: Mary Balstad firstname.lastname@example.org
Polk County, MN – The University of Minnesota Extension Office is inviting people of all ages and gardening experience in Polk and Norman counties to think globally and act locally. The Master Gardener program for the 2022 year is now accepting applications through October 1st. Extension Educator for Polk and Norman counties Heather Dufault explains what the Master Gardener program is and how it can be a positive experience in a person’s life.
To become a Master Gardener through the University of Minnesota Extension, a core course is required. The fee for the course is $320, which includes the price of the reading materials. Beginning in January and going until April, this flexible, online course schedule will include 48 cumulative hours of instruction set at the participant’s pace. There are scholarship options for those interested in the program, but unable to afford the tuition. With this course, Master Gardeners can be involved in a variety of volunteer opportunitites.
Dufault says that the program is open to anyone interested in learning about gardening and horticulture. This interested seemingly spiked last year as social isolation allowed for people to experiment with different hobbies, such as gardening, allowing the younger generation to experience these new opportunities.
To learn more about becoming an Extension Master Gardener visit extension.umn.edu/master-gardener or call Heather Dufault at (218) 280-1129.