|2013 Master Gardener training class available in Putnam County|
|Wednesday, September 04, 2013 12:37 AM|
PUTNAM COUNTY — The Putnam County Extension office will be offering the Master Gardener training program this year. This program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents.
Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Some topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification.
The classes will begin Oct. 1 and run through Nov. 21. The classes will be held 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evening.
More than 120 Putnam County residents have become Master Gardeners in the last 17 years and find that it is loads of fun and excitement.
The fee for the course is $100 per person or $125 per couple, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other resource materials. The classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 East Second St. in Ottawa.