Contact: Terry Gibb
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2018
Macomb County Michigan State University Extension offers Master Gardener Training
Macomb County MSU Extension is offering a Master Gardener Volunteer Program to Macomb County residents. This 14-week training provides an in-depth education in many aspects of horticulture, including trees and shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, soil, water, pests, indoor plants, lawns and more. After completing 40 hours of volunteer community service, participants earn their Extension Master Gardener Certification, a widely recognized designation.
The classes will begin on Tuesday, August 14 and end on November 20, 2018, with each course running from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All will be held at the MSU Extension office, 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp., 48036.
Cost for the course is $325, which includes the 1,000 page training manual. Anyone interested in participating in this program, or seeking more information about the Master Gardener Program, should log on to: https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvpmacomb18/, or contact the Macomb MSU Extension office at 586-469-6440. Registration payment by check must be received by July 31 and credit card registration deadline is Aug 7.
Volunteers that participate in the Master Gardening Training are committed to improving the quality of life in Michigan through horticulture-based volunteerism and beautifying communities throughout the state. Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) brings educational programs to residents, empowering them to improve their lives and community. County-based MSUE staff, in concert with on-campus faculty members, serve residents with programming focused on agriculture, natural resources, children, youth, families, community and economic development.