Wilson County Master Gardener program, a 14-week training program in the areas of horticulture, specifically gardening and landscaping practices, is gearing up for another session.
This program is sponsored by the Wilson County Extension Service and the Wilson County Master Gardener Association.
Participants will register for 40 hours of classroom instruction. The classes will cover horticulture topics that include soil properties, annual flowers, bulb production, and fruit and vegetable production.
The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to utilize new gardening practices through volunteers which will assist the county agricultural agents with gardening problems and concerns.
The fee is $75 per person and 40 hours of volunteer commitment. Classes will be held 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon on Tuesdays and on Thursdays at the Grace United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet. Participants will only need to attend classes in one of the locations.
This year classes will begin on Feb. 9 in Lebanon and Feb. 11 in Mt Juliet. The classes will conclude on May 4, with class graduation.
Please call my office at 444-9584 if you need more information. Application and information is now available for those interested in the 2010 Master Gardener program.