A group of eager students recently completed their Douglas County Extension Master Gardener training. They now begin their “trail to membership.” The class spent 13 Tuesdays learning a large variety of subjects including soil, flowers, trees and shrubs, lawns, fruits, vegetables,indoor plant care,insects, diseases, and plant propagation. Other learning included field trips to area farms, greenhouses and orchards. The class spent time with other Master Gardeners working in the demonstration gardens. To become official Master Gardeners, each student must also complete 40 hours in approved activities in the first year after completion of the training. This includes 10 hours on the hotline.
I look forward to working with new graduates in the garden and at other service and activity opportunities!!!