Master Gardener Basic Training: Bucks County

Are you fascinated by gardening? Do you enjoy sharing your gardening knowledge with others? You may be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program!

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Oct 4, 2018, 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

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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 5:45pm to 9:00pm, beginning October 4, 2018, and ending March 21, 2019, with a final exam. There are no classes during the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks). All classes are held in the auditorium at the Penn State Extension Bucks County office in Doylestown.

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 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.

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