West Virginia University Extension in Gilmer and Calhoun County is now accepting applications for the 2012 West Virginia Master Gardener Program.

This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with the information and skills necessary to share their experience and knowledge with others. Weekly classes will be held in the month of April.

In exchange for 30 hours of indoor and outdoor instruction, candidates must agree to donate 30 hours of volunteer service to West Virginia University Extension. Volunteer activities include but are on limited to demonstration and community gardens, public beautification projects, helping with farmers market, community gardening education, plant pest problem solving and many more.

There is a program fee of $70 to cover the cost of the training manual and other materials. Applications are being accepted through March 15th.

For more information, please contact the Gilmer and Calhoun County West Virginia Extension offices. Gilmer County 304-462-7061, Calhoun County 304-354-6332.

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