You can make a difference. Call the Franklin County Extension Office in Rocky Mount and sign up to be in the next Master Gardener Training Class 540-483-5161. Email to secretary Marilyn Clements - firstname.lastname@example.org
Master Gardener Training
The 50-hour (minimum) required training program provides research-based information on a variety of horticultural and environmental topics. Training sessions are offered annually. Pre-registration is required. Contact the extension office for more information.
Extension Master Gardener training involves a variety of topics, including:
- Soils & fertilizer
- Entomology (insects)
- Woody plants
- Herbaceous plants
- Water quality
- Plant pathology (diseases)
- Plant damage (diagnosis)
- Landscape design
By completing the classroom instruction, you become a Master Gardener Intern. The title of VCE Master Gardener is granted after you complete a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service in one of our chapter's approved projects.
To complete annual re-certification you must:
- Contribute at least 20 hours of volunteer service each year.
- Participate in at least 8 hours of continuing education.
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