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Posted on: September 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Open House for Master Gardeners Program Offered October 7

Do you love gardening?  Do you enjoy helping others learn?  Do you feel a commitment to community service in Hanover?  If so, you are invited to take 2018 training classes for Hanover Master Gardeners.

The 2018 Course will offer two separate fee categories.  The fee is $125.00 for the traditional Master Gardener training course (includes 50 hours of volunteer service before Master Gardener status is obtained and volunteer service thereafter) and is payable after acceptance into the program.  Individuals interested in increasing the horticulture skills and knowledge but who do not intend to volunteer may take the class for an increased fee of $225.00. This fee is also payable after acceptance into the program.

The Hanover Master Gardener course will be offered two times in 2018.  A “winter course” will be offered January 4 through March 29, 2018 on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. located at the Department of Social Services meeting room, 12304 Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005.  A “fall course” will be offered September 6 through November 15, 2018 on Monday and Thursdays mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. located at Covenant Woods in the Lodge, 7900 Covenant Woods Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.

An Open House for prospective trainees will be held October 11 at 6:30 p.m. located at the Department of Social Services meeting room, 12304 Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005.  Please join us to learn more about becoming a Hanover Master Gardener or details about the course.

Applications for the Winter Course must be received by November 6.  Applications can be found at

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Extension Office during business hours or note it on your application.  The Extension Office is located at 13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland, VA 23005 and can be contacted at (804)752-4310.

A limited number of scholarships may be available for traditional Master Gardener trainees.

If you have questions about the course or becoming a Master Gardener, please contact Angelette Pryor, Extension Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected] or (804)752-4309. You may also call the Help Desk at (804) 752-4310.

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