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Registration opens for master gardener class

Submitted by Debbie Carter
Phone: 907-474-5406


Registration is now open for master gardener training in Fairbanks.

The class meets Feb. 23-May 25 on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. at the University Park Building. Michele Hebert, Tanana District agriculture and horticulture agent, will teach the class, which is sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

Participants will receive 40 hours of instruction on horticultural subjects. Topics include plant botany and physiology, soils, plant taxonomy, outdoors and greenhouse gardening, lawns, houseplants, pests and ornamentals.

Classes are limited to 25 students and they tend to fill up quickly. Registration is requested by Feb. 12. The class fee is $75. Participants also must complete 40 hours of volunteer community service within two years of completing the class.

For more information or to register, call the Tanana District Extension office at 907-474-1530 or stop by the Cooperative Extension office in the University Park Building at 1000 University Ave. Questions can also be directed to Hebert at mahebert@alaska.edu or visit her Web site at www.uaf.edu/ces/michele.

If you cannot attend the class but would like to take the class via correspondence, please visit the online class at http://cals.arizona.edu/myice/resource/alaska-master-gardener-online-course.

CONTACT: Michele Hebert, Tanana District agriculture and horticulture agent, at 907-474-2423 or mahebert@alaska.edu. Debbie Carter, Extension public information officer, at 907-474-5406 or dscarter@alaska.edu.