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News Release# 10-0827MasterGardeners Beth Bolles
Escambia County Master Gardener Training 2011
Would you like to earn a certification for your hard-earned green thumb? Escambia County
Extension is now accepting applications for the 2011 Master Gardener training class. Classes
start on Wednesday, October 6 and go through the first of February. The cost is $125 with each
class running four hours.
The Escambia County Master Gardener Association currently has 79 certified volunteers. Since
1987 volunteers have provided services worth more than $2,774,509 with the Extension
Horticulture Program. As a certified volunteer, you can help the community by addressing water
quality and pesticide issues. Volunteers also answer gardening questions and make an impact
partnering with local schools by helping plan “learning gardens”. If you have a passion for
gardening and would like to be a volunteer with the Escambia County Master Gardener program,
we encourage you to apply for training as a Master Gardener.
You may contact Beth Bolles at 475-5230 or email email@example.com with any questions about
the application process. The deadline for returning applications is Friday, September 10, 2010.
For more information, please visit http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/master-gardeners.shtml.
Larry M. Newsom, Interim County Administrator
Sonya M. Daniel, Public Information Manager