Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Master Gardener Test

I just took my exam to become an Ohio State University Master Gardener. It was TOUGH! I am already certified in Oregon (OSU, too!) but I want to get involved here and needed to take the test to do so.

The extension service is offering the first Master Gardener training in 3 years, so sign up if you are ready for a challenge. There are 100 people signed up to come to the introduction of the program, and they are only taking 36 students. You can still get in, but you have to call now!

You will learn more than you could have ever imagined, meet wonderful people, and discover delightful things about gardening and community in Columbus.

Here is what Jane Martin had to say about it in her recent Dispatch article:

"The program offers 50 hours of training in horticultural topics by experts in exchange for 50 volunteer hours. The OSU Extension-Franklin County will offer the program this winter. Informational sessions to introduce volunteers to the program and its application and selection process will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Nationwide/Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Attendance at one of the sessions is mandatory. To register, call 614-247-6046 or send an e-mail to skurdal.1 @osu.edu. To learn more about the program, visit franklin.osu.edu/horticulture."

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