The Master Gardener program is open to all adults regardless of gardening experience. Participants learn about all aspects of gardening from soils, to growing vegetables, fruits, trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns. They also learn about garden pests, beneficial insects, plant physiology and more.
Clemson Extension Service is currently taking applications for the Master Gardener Class. The class will be held on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until noon starting August 6, 2013 through November 12, 2013 at the Clemson Extension Office, 120 North Congress St., York, SC 29745.
The fee for the class will be $300.00 payable upon acceptance into the course. The fee will cover the cost of materials and literature that participants will receive. In addition to the fee, those individuals successfully completing the program will be required to volunteer a minimum of 40 hours in service to the community which would include answering gardening questions from consumers, community beautification projects, or other gardening activities sponsored by the Extension Service. Enrollment is limited and applications are due by July 6, 2012. Applicants will be contacted in July.
For more information on Master Gardener Classes, contact Paul Thompson at 803-684-9919, Ext. 112.