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December 29, 1997

Home & Garden

Train as a master gardener volunteer

  Is your garden one of your life joys? Do you like sharing garden ideas and information with neighbors and friends? You can join other interested gardeners in training to become a King County Master Gardener. We are looking for volunteers who have diverse ethnic gardening and farming experiences, are bilingual or have experience working with children. New volunteers receive 60 hours of horticultural training presented by specialists from Washington State University. During the two years following their training, volunteers must return 100 hours of time, answering questions throughout the community, working with youth and helping in community gardens. Training is held in Seattle from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 11 consecutive Tuesdays. Classes are from Jan. 6, 1998 through March 17. Training is free but there is a $25 materials fee and a $20 reference book is recommended. Scholarships are available. To receive an application for the 1998 class, send a self-addressed stamped long envelope to King County Master Gardener Application, 700 Sixth Avenue, Suite 3700, Seattle, WA 98104-5037. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 10, 1997. Additional information is available by calling DialExtension at (206) 296-DIAL and request Tape 113.