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Macomb County

Contact: Karen Burke

Phone: 586-469-6086

Email: burkeka9@msu.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16, 2020

Macomb County Michigan State University Extension offers Master Gardener Training

Macomb MSU Extension is offering the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. This 14-week training provides in-depth education in many aspects of horticulture, including trees and shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, soil, water, pests, indoor plants, lawns and more. After completing 40 hours of volunteer community service, participants earn their Extension Master Gardener certification, a widely recognized designation. Volunteers are committed to improving the quality of life in Michigan through horticulture-based volunteerism and beautifying communities throughout the state.

The classes will begin on Monday, March 2 and will run until June 15, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the MSU Extension office, 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp., 48036.

Cost for the course is $325, which includes the 1000 page training manual. Anyone interested in participating in this program, or seeking more information about the Master Gardener Program, should log on to: https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvpspringmacomb20/ or contact the Macomb MSU Extension office at 586-469-6440. Registration payment by check must be received by February 10, 2020 and credit card registration deadline is February 17, 2020.

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) brings educational programs to residents, empowering them to improve their lives and community. County-based MSUE staff, in concert with on-campus faculty members, serve residents with programming focused on agriculture, natural resources, children, youth, families, community and economic development.

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21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

http://msue.macombgov.org/

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