Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener application process open

Audrey J. Powers
The Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners’ Xeriscape Demonstration Garden is designed to demonstrate plants that grow with limited water and attention.

The application course of action is now open up to turn into a Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener. In 2022, course will look a little bit distinctive, but we are enthusiastic that this virtual option will make our program a lot more obtainable for a lot of who could not previously attend the in-human being trainings.

The Extension Master Gardener application is a volunteer foundation that works by way of community extension workplaces. By way of these workplaces, residents can use for the method and if accepted, they will get started a education study course hosted by K-Condition Analysis and Extension.

In 2022, Shawnee County is supplying a hybrid course making use of the on the net coaching hosted by KSRE with opportunities to network with our existing customers, in particular person, through the fall. Members can anticipate to master about a new matter just about every 7 days, such as botany, wildlife, woody shrubs, trees, yearly and perennial bouquets, fruit, veggies, turfgrass, entomology and plant pathology.

Ariel Whitely-Noll, horticulture agent for Shawnee County Research and Extension.

Courses start off in September and end in December with a new matter each 7 days. For the duration of the 7 days assigned, members can possibly be a part of a are living Zoom session hosted by KSRE on Thursday afternoons or look at a recording as their agenda allows. Immediately after either option, a shorter assignment ought to also be finished.

Volunteer coaching concludes in December, but from January 2023 onward there are further volunteer specifications. Some of these prerequisites consist of attending meetings, getting added training and collaborating in one of our fundraisers. The other volunteer hours are received largely as a result of committee get the job done.

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