Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Putnam Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications ; Orientation Meeting Tuesday in Winfield

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Putnam Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications ; Orientation Meeting Tuesday in Winfield

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The West Virginia University Extension Service in Putnam County is accepting applications for the 2016 Putnam County Master Gardener Program, a service organization. This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide home gardeners with the information and skills necessary to share their experience and knowledge with others.

Starting in September, 13, three-hour night classes will be held weekly. Those interested in participating should attend an orientation meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the Old Winfield Courthouse.

In exchange for 40 hours of indoor and outdoor instruction, candidates agree to donate 40 hours of volunteer service to the West Virginia University Extension Service. Volunteer activities currently carried out by Master Gardeners in Putnam County include participation in: 1) community gardens to provide vegetables for the local food bank, 2) garden-based learning programs with the teachers and students of the Putnam County school system and 3) assisting the WVU Extension Service with Farmers Markets and Putnam County Fair activities. …

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