Queen Anne’s County Master Gardeners Accepting Applications

The Queen Anne’s County Master Gardener Program is accepting applications for 2010 Master Gardener training.  The course is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Thursday s February 4 to April 15, 2010 at the Wye Research and Education Center in Queenstown.

This 40-plus hour course is designed to give basic information in preparation for volunteering as a Master Gardener representative of the University of Maryland Extension.  Topics will include ecology, botany, soils, propagation, diseases, insects, pests and control measures.   This program emphasizes community involvement and outreach as well as environmental stewardship.  Forty hours of volunteer work over the following year is required.  Cost is $225 to cover all costs including the Master Gardener Handbook.

For more information contact Rachel Melvin at 410-758-0166 or e-mail rmelvin1@umd.edu