Penn State Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications

Julie Slavet
Mar 24, 2011

Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program in Philadelphia is now accepting applications for the 2011. See the press release, below.

Penn State Cooperative Extension 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 and to promote horticultural and environmental stewardship. Once weekly, three hour long, classes will be held starting Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 and continue for 14 weeks.

In exchange for over 50 hours of instruction, candidates must agree to donate 20 hours of volunteer service a year to Penn State Cooperative Extension. Some volunteer activities currently carried out by Master Gardeners in Philadelphia include teaching container gardening to senior citizens, instructing youth in raised bed vegetable growing, and answering gardening questions at special events and on the “Hortline” garden phone.

There is a program fee of $175.00 to cover the cost of the training manual and other materials. Applications are being accepted through June 15, 2011. For more information please contact Doris Stahl, Horticulture Educator or Kim Labno, Master Gardener Coordinator, at the Penn State Philadelphia Outreach and Cooperative Extension office, 111 N. 49th Street, 3rd floor north, Suite KN3-100, Philadelphia, PA 19139 or call (215) 471-2200.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. The Pennsylvania State University does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Willard Building, University Park PA 16802-2801; tel. (814) 863-0471.

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