Learn About Becoming a Master Gardener in Bucks County
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When (Date/Time)March 24, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Master Gardener Coordinator Kathleen Connally will lead a free informational presentation, “Becoming a Master Gardener,” followed by a Q&A and panel discussion with several active Bucks County Master Gardeners.
Registration is not required to attend this free program.
Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers extensively trained in horticulture by Penn State Extension. Bucks County Master Gardeners assist Extension staff by providing and expanding educational programs in consumer horticulture for the residents of Bucks County. There is an application, a course fee, and an interview/selection process to join the Penn State Master Gardener program in Bucks County.
Master Gardener basic training classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:30pm., beginning October 6, 2016, and ending March 2, 2017, with an open-book final exam. There are no classes during the holidays (November 24, December 22, and December 29). All classes will be held in the auditorium at the Penn State Extension Bucks County office in Doylestown. Details will be discussed during this program.
Following successful completion of training, Master Gardener apprentices begin participating in Extension-approved volunteer activities to meet a first year requirement of 50 hours of volunteer service. After the 50 hours are achieved, apprentices receive their Master Gardener certification.
With a mission in consumer horticulture education, the Penn State Master Gardeners of Bucks County volunteer for youth programs, demonstration gardens, plant sales, gardening workshops, garden tours, on our Horticulture Hotline, in our “Ask a Master Gardener” booth at local events, and more.