Thursday, March 12, 2009

Master Gardener


Today I started the Master Gardener training program at the extension office. It was a full day with classes running from 9 'till 2. The class is a good size, but not huge. I think it will be a fun group of people. I've wanted to become a MG for a number of years and finally signed up. Stay tuned for updates.

3 comments:

Meg said...

Ah, luckee! Congratulations on starting the program! MGs are awesome. Do you have to do volunteer hours? You are gonna learn so much...

mamawhatthe said...

You are right! I went to the class knowing I would learn tons- but I was really sort of blown away by the "aura of knowledge" that hovered around the room full of MGs. There was a relatively small group of them, plus the interns like me, and still the sense of encyclopedic knowledge was palpable.

In addition to the classes, which are 9-2 every Wednesday in March and April, I need to do 40 hours of volunteer work the first year. Each year afterward, I will have to do 20 hours volunteer time plus 10 hours of continuing education. Should be fun!

chaiselongue said...

Good luck with the classes! It sounds a great idea - I'm sure you'll soon have that aura of knowledge!