Submitted by Madison County Extension Service
Do you experience envy of a beautifully manicured and landscaped lawn? Ever wish you had a green thumb in efforts to grow your own fruits and vegetables? Would you like to make a difference in your community? Do you like teaching/helping others or just wish to be more involved in the community? Are you an experienced gardener and just want to nurture your keen interest in horticulture? Maybe you just like being outside.
If any of these apply to you, then you may be interested in the Florida Master Gardener program offered by the Madison County Extension Service.
Members of the Master Gardener program are provided with a minimum of fifty hours of in-depth horticultural training in a variety of topics. In return, graduates give at least seventy-five volunteer hours helping the local Extension program.
Master Gardener volunteers help the county Extension office in many ways: answering garden related phone calls from homeowners, staffing plant clinics, working with 4-H youth, helping with school gardens, and many others.
For more information, contact Covey Washington or Heidi Waller at (850) 973-4138 for an application. The deadline for receiving applications is February 25.