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To do: Become a Master Gardener
This one is for my home-grow friends, in the hope that I might someday reap the rewards of your bountiful back-yard gardens.
The Master Gardeners of Fresno County is taking applications for its 2013 class.
The program (part of the University of California Cooperative Extension) run 16 weeks (starting Jan. 3) and instructs would-be masters on everything from entomology and home-orchard management to landscape/garden design and weed science. Program grad are required to donate 50 hours of volunteer time.
There are currently 213 Master Gardener volunteers who support local educational programs in home horticulture by staffing a helpline phone desk, teaching adult education gardening classes and presentations, coordinating a Plant a Row for the Hungry program, maintaining a one-acre food production and ornamental demonstration garden, conducting plantclinics and providing other educational opportunities.
You can check out the program here.
Or, fill out the application here.