Jen Schneidman Partica, on the upcoming Penn State Master Gardner training and the huge contribution ‘master gardeners have in our Valley. We’ll talk about the rigorous training, the work the gardener’s must do, and the significant left of outreach and education the gardeners provide.
The contact information for Master Gardener:
Penn State Extension Master Gardener Basic Training Course: Oct – Mar
The Penn State Extension Master Gardener program provides interested individuals with extensive training in many phases of gardening. In return, participants volunteer to teach horticultural information to the public based on university research and recommendations.
Participants meet weekly on Thursday evenings in Mifflinburg from 6-9pm, from October 3rd to March 3rd (with breaks for academic and religious holidays). Penn State Professors, Extension Educators, and Master Gardeners present on specific topics, including vegetable gardening, native plants, grass and lawn care, fruit trees and much more. The fee for the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Basic Training is $200, and includes a copy of the award-winning Penn State Master Gardener Manual.
“I came into this class knowing a fair amount about gardening, especially native plants and organic vegetable gardening, so I thought this would be a refresher course for me. Not only did I learn new things about topics I thought I knew well, but I also learned about horticultural areas of interest I had yet to explore. We began the course with a solid plant biology lesson, which was the framework for the remainder of our studies. I especially enjoyed the classes on fruit trees, ornamental plants/landscaping, and indoor plants. Besides the classroom knowledge, I encountered a wide network of professional educators and learned of many online and print resources.” says Jen Schneidman Partica, Master Gardener Apprentice from the 2018-19 Penn State Extension Master Gardener Basic Training Course.
Application form and payment are due by September 21st.
Applications are available at:
Penn State Extension
343 Chestnut Street, 2nd Fl.
Press Release Contact: Jen Schneidman Partica, [email protected], 570-556-9258