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Master Gardener program accepting applications

The WSU-Snohomish County Extension Master Gardener program is accepting applications for the 2013 training class through Nov. 5.

Join more than 350 other volunteer educators and mentors in providing scientifically tested information about gardening and environmental stewardship to Snohomish County residents.

Training includes 80 hours of classroom and workshop instruction held once a week, every Thursday from January through March, as well as online instruction using your home computer.

Classes are held at the Extension Office at 600 128th St. at McCollum Park in South Everett, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuition for this training program is $245 to cover the direct costs plus a volunteer commitment of 50 hours each year for two years working with other Master Gardeners on a variety of community educational projects. Without the volunteer commitment, tuition is $745.

For more information and an application, visit the Extension Office website at and look under “News and Announcements” or call the Master Gardener Hotline at 425-357-6010 weekdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. You can also email

Deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 5.


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