Looking for a fun way to get involved in our community? Interested in solving horticulture problems? Love gardening? Considered becoming a Coconino Master Gardener. Coconino Cooperative Extension is offering two Master Gardener classes this spring: one in Flagstaff and one in Page.
This course is designed for people interested in learning more about high elevation and high desert gardening and who are willing to share this knowledge with others. The weekly course covers basic botany, soils, plant propagation, plant problem diagnosis, insect management, pruning, fruit tree care, vegetable gardening, ornamental plants, composting and urban forestry. After receiving training volunteers give back to their community in a variety of ways: answering gardening questions, providing gardening information to the public, aiding beautification projects, and teaching adults and youth about gardening.
Master Gardeners come from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels but they have a few things in common. They are passionate about gardening, giving back to their communities and sharing gardening best practices.
The Flagstaff class will start on February 6 and be held on Tuesdays, 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Coconino Public Health Bldg. 2625 N. King St. Details can be found at http://uacals.org/72b.
The Page class is an evening class from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and starts on February 7. It will be held at Coconino Community College, 475 S. Lake Powell Blvd. Go to http://uacals.org/73n for more information.
Registrations are being accepted now by Coconino Cooperative Extension. To receive an application, contact Brandie Gobble at 928-773-6100 or email@example.com. The Master Gardener Program is offered through the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.