Master Gardener applications due Oct. 31

By Press Release

Are you interested in learning more about gardening and horticulture in western Colorado?

Colorado State University Tri-River Area Extension invites you to apply for its Master Gardener program. Apprentices receive approximately 66 hours of training by Colorado State University Extension agents, local and regional specialists. The classes include information in botany, soils, irrigation, plant pathology, entomology, trees and shrubs, soils, fertilization, soil amendments, fruit growing, turf care, vegetable gardening, weed and pest management, xeriscape, native plants, perennials and more.

Training takes place in Grand Junction. Classes are once a week January through March, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following the training, apprentice Master Gardeners work a minimum of 50 volunteer hours through CSU Extension, assisting clients at their local county offices. A non-volunteer option is also available, for an additional charge.

The deadline for applications is Monday Oct. 31. For more information or application, please contact CSU Master Gardener coordinator Susan Honea at Colorado State University Tri-River Extension Office, 2775 Highway 50, Grand Junction, 970-244-1834.