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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Master Gardener Program returns to Jackson

Date: June 27, 2017
End Date: July 30, 2017
Contact: Robert Bricault, MSU Extension Educator
Phone: 517 768-2048
Are you an avid gardener? Do you enjoy sharing your garden knowledge with others?
If so, you are a great candidate for the Michigan Master Gardener Program. The
fourteen week program begins August 24, 2017. Classes are on Thursdays from 5:30
p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the MSU Extension office, 1715 Lansing Ave., Jackson. The fee for
the course is $300. Program registration and scholarship applications are on-line at:

Questions on this class and scholarships are directed to Robert Bricault at 517 788-
4292. The deadline for registration is August 4, 2017.

Master Gardeners undergo a specialized course in gardening taught by Michigan State
University Extension staff providing an overview of major horticulture topics. Master
Gardeners are trained as community volunteers, sharing their knowledge on healthy
garden and landscape practices. Jackson County Master Gardener volunteers provided
more than 4,000 hours, in 2016, sharing their gardening knowledge in schools,
community gardens, library seminars, Big Seed program, natural areas preservation,
demonstration gardens and environmental programs. The Master Gardener program
has been held in Jackson County since 1978.

Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color,
national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual
orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling the Extension office at 734/997-
1678, two weeks prior to the date of the event to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests
received later will be met when possible.