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John Fulton
Former County Extension Director

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Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Master Gardener Training

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If you have a desire to learn more about gardening and then share your knowledge with others than the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteer program may be for you. Applications are now being accepted from residents of Logan, Menard and Sangamon counties. Master Gardener trainees receive 60 hours of in-depth unbiased, research-based horticulture training from University of Illinois Extension educators and specialists. A Master Gardener Intern is expected to return 60 hours of volunteer service in the year following their graduation. Classes will be offered on Thursdays from 9am to 4pm, starting January 17 and ending March 28, 2013. Applications are due November 15. If you would like an application or more information about the program, call(217) 782-4617or stop by the Logan County Extension office. Training will be conducted in a shared arrangement between Springfield and Decatur.

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