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2009 Chicago Master Gardener Training Schedule

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The 2009 Chicago Master Gardener training will be held at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park in the Jensen room. Classes will be held on Tuesdays starting January 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Apply online at http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/county/survey.cfm?sID=50

Deadline for applications is December 2, 2008.

For more information, email Sue Gasper, Chicago Master Gardener Organizer at smgasper@illinois.edu or go to the Chicago Master Gardener web site at http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/cook/mgchicago/index.html.

2009 Chicago Master Gardener Training Schedule

Tuesday, January 13 – BOTANY – Maurice Ogutu, Extension Educator, Horticulture

Tuesday – January 20 –SOILS – Ellen Phillips, Extension Educator, Crop Systems

Tuesday – January 27 – WOODY PLANTS – Richard Hentschel, Extension Specialist, Green Industry Programming

Tuesday – February 3- VEGETABLES – Maurice Ogutu, Extension Educator, Horticulture

Tuesday – February 10 – HERBACEOUS PLANTS – Greg Stack, Extension Educator, Horticulture

Tuesday – February 17 – FRUITS – Maurice Ogutu, Extension Educator, Horticulture

Tuesday – February 24 – INSECTS – Susan Grupp, Extension Educator, Environmental Science

Tuesday- March 3 – TURF – Greg Stack, Extension Educator, Horticulture

Tuesday – March 10 – PLANT PATHOLOGY – Richard Hentschel, Extension Specialist, Green Industry Programming

Tuesday- a.m. – March 17 – IPM and PESTICIDE SAFETY – Russel Higgins, Extension Educator, Integrated Pest Management and Interim County Director, McHenry County

p.m. HOW TO BE A VOLUNTEER – Larry Wilson, Extension Educator, Community & Economic Development, and Interim County Director, Lake County

Tuesday – March – 24 -ORGANIC DAY – Kirsten Akre, Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse

Tuesday – March 31 – DATABASE TRAINING AND WRAP-UP

Tuesday – April 7 – SNOW DAY



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