Master Gardener Training Course Offered

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The University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension Office is offering a special Master Gardener Training Course this fall at the Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Road.

Classes will be held 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting on Sept. 6. Classes will continue each Tuesday afternoon through Dec. 6. There will be a total of 13, three-hour classes.

The main instructors include Chris Jones, Terry Mikel, and Cayci Vuksanovich. The course offers laboratory exercises, field trips and visiting specialists.

The cost for the course is $125, payable to the University of Arizona at the Gila County Extension office.

The text is available through the instructor at $45, and is also available online. To register, please call Pam Leonard at (928) 425-7179, ext. 8585. For more information about the class, call Chris Jones at (928) 402-8586. Please register by Aug. 31.

A master gardener receives certification after successfully completing the course, and remaining active by conducting at least 50 hours of volunteer service in the following year. Persons with a disability can request reasonable accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting Susan Bolt, (928) 474-4160. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

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