Master Gardener Volunteer Program Open House and Information Session

The UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension is hosting a Master Gardener Volunteer open house and information session Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Escambia County Extension Office, 3740 Stefani Road. The agenda includes an overview of the program and a tour of the projects at the Extension Office, lasting approximately 30 minutes. Come learn about training sessions, volunteer activities and the role of Master Gardeners in the community. Applications will also be available for the 2018-19 fall/winter Master Gardener training program.

The Master Gardener Program provides gardeners with intensive education in home horticultural principles. Participants who complete the program are certified as Master Gardeners by the Florida Extension Service. Once certified, the Master Gardener can provide volunteer leadership and service to their community in gardening activities. Working with the UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension, they will have the opportunity to participate in organized volunteer activities, answer gardening questions, conduct plant clinics, promote Florida friendly landscaping, and learn about local plants and practices.

For more information, contact Beth Bolles at 850-475-5230 or bbolles@ufl.edu.