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Master Gardener classes planned

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Vegetable gardening is just one of the many topics covered in the new Master Gardener Program.

The Coffee and Franklin County Extension Service will hold a Master Gardener Program this fall on Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning on Oct. 9. The proposed course will run   thru Nov. 20.

Course topics will include: soil testing, soil fertility, urban forestry, attracting and living with wildlife, lawn management and maintenance, vegetable gardening, establishing and maintaining woody ornamentals and disease and insect control.
Students are expected to return training hours equally as community service projects to become certified Master Gardeners.

The course consists of 13 weeks of classroom instruction plus a companion notebook, which is included in the $125 registration fee.

Deadline to register is Sept. 25 and for more information call the Franklin County Extension at (931) 967-2741 or the Coffee County Extension at (931) 723-5141. •