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Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?

Published: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Do you have a love for spending hours planting and tending to your backyard garden? Do you have a knack for teaching and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others? If gardening is your passion, and you would like to be part of a team that contributes to keeping Illinois communities educated and beautiful, consider becoming a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener.

The Master Gardener training for 2014 will be offered Wednesdays, Jan. 15 through April 2, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Boone County University of Illinois Extension office, 205 Cadillac Court, Belvidere. This is the closest training option for winter 2014.

In-person training costs $175 and includes the Master Gardener manual with helpful resources and other materials.

For more information or to apply, call Judy Hodge at 815-544-3710, or visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mg/.

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