Master Gardener Training starts January 7, 2016, at the OSU Extension Service in Myrtle Point. Classes will be held each Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Jan. 7 until March 10, 2016. Half of the classes will be held in Myrtle Point, and the others will be held at the South Coast Education Service District building, 1350 Teakwood Ave., in Coos Bay.
Class fee is $150, which includes the Sustainable Gardening reference book. A $50 refund will be given to participants who complete the course requirements and contribute 60 hours of volunteer time by the end of October, 2016. The course fee may be made by credit card - the credit card payment option will be activated one month before training begins.
Those wishing to take the training must complete an application packet. Those forms will be available in October 2015. Class size is limited, so early sign-up is recommended.
Those wishing to take classes on specific topics, but not commit to the full training, may participate on a drop-in basis. The class schedule will be available in October 2015. Cost is $10 for a 1/2 day, or $15 for both the morning and afternoon sessions.
If you would like to know more about the Master Gardener program, click HERE for the publication An Introduction to Being a Master Gardener Volunteer. For more information about the training, or the individual classes, call the Extension office at 541-572-5263, ext 25292 or ext 25240.