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Master Gardener program takes applications

Applications for the OSU Master Gardener Program in Central Oregon are now available. The program targets individuals interested in becoming a trained volunteer who wants to learn and share research-based gardening information. Program will be a hybrid training with both online and in-person learning.

Once an applicant has been accepted, they will be considered an OSU Master Gardener trainee. Trainees will participate in weekly hybrid (in person and online) training conducted by qualified OSU Extension faculty, specialists, and certified OSU Master Gardeners. Training days occur once a week for eight weeks. Trainees are required to attend a minimum of seven classes in person.

In-person classes will be held on Wednesdays, January 17 through March 20, with no class on February 14 and March 13, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Classes are held at OSU/Deschutes County Extension Service, 3800 SW Airport Way, Bldg. 3, Redmond. Cost is $280 and includes tuition and supplies. Partial scholarships are available. Applications are due by December 18.

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