New Master Gardener Training To Begin In September

Posted: June 29, 2011

Washington, PA - Do you have a strong interest in gardening? Are you a life-long learner? Do you want to help others and share your gardening enthusiasm and knowledge? Then consider becoming a Penn State Master Gardener.


Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers who are trained by Penn State Cooperative Extension, and support Cooperative Extension’s educational programs in consumer horticulture. Master Gardeners volunteer with service agencies and community groups on a wide host of educational gardening projects. Master Gardeners create demonstration gardens, introduce plant science to children, answer gardening questions, and write articles and fact sheets.

A training for new Master Gardeners in Washington County will begin this September and will be held at the Peters Township Library. The training covers basic plant and soil science, plant propagation, integrated pest management, pruning, and more.

The fee for the 2011-2012 Master Gardener Training for Washington County is $250, which includes a comprehensive training manual. Upon completion of the training and the first 50 volunteer hours, $50 will be refunded.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, call the Washington County Cooperative Extension office at 724-228-6881 to request an application.

For more information, contact Lee Stivers or Laura Delach at the Washington County Cooperative Extension office at 724-228-6881.