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Consider becoming a Coshocton County Master Gardener Volunteer

| October 16, 2019

COSHOCTON – Do you enjoy gardening? Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Then becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer may be just the thing for you.

The Master Gardener Volunteer Program trains volunteers for Ohio State University Extension in Coshocton County to help further the mission of engagement and outreach. Volunteers are trained in consumer horticulture including: Annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, soil, botany, turf, insects, diseases and more. After receiving more than 50 hours of education, each intern must complete 50 hours of service to OSU to become fully certified Ohio State Master Gardener Volunteers.

The next training classes in Coshocton County will be held on Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.at the Coshocton County Extension office (724 S. Seventh St. in Coshocton). The training dates are Feb. 10, 17, and 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; April 6, 20, and 27; May 4, 11, and 18 and June 1 and 8.

Two informational meetings will be held to answer questions about the 2020 training program. These meetings will be held on Monday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Coshocton County Extension office located at 724 S. Seventh St. Attend one of these meetings to learn more about the Master Gardener training program and about the educational outreach the Master Gardeners conduct.

The cost for this training program is $135. Attendance at one of these meetings is not necessary to apply to become a Master Gardener but it is highly recommended so applicants can get their questions answered. More details can also be received by contacting David Marrison at 740-622-2265 or [email protected]. An application packet can be found on-line at coshocton.osu.edu.

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