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UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County Accepting Master Gardener Volunteer Applications for 2022 Class

The UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension, Volusia County, will be offering an in person 6-week course to those interested in becoming Master Gardener Volunteers starting in January. The deadline for applications is October 29th, 2021 and interviews for prospective Master Gardeners will take place November 8th – November 12th.

Master Gardener Volunteers are volunteers who have received roughly 70 hours of training and in their first year give back to the community 75 hours of their time in the form of educational talks, community and school gardens, and a plant clinic and help desk at the Extension Office. They are also eligible to attend University of Florida led classes and conferences to increase their knowledge of horticulture, allowing them to provide the most up to date information on gardening to Seminole County residents. The class fee is $240 and covers materials and instruction.

For more information, call the Residential Horticulture Agent Kaydie McCormick at (407)-665-5558 or visit the Seminole County Website at https://tinyurl.com/scmgv. Applications can be filled out online.

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UF/IFAS Extension encompasses Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty, scientists, educators, staff, and volunteers that work to give Florida residents the knowledge they need in their daily lives.

All programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, Seminole County Extension are open to all persons with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, and political opinions or affiliations.

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