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In-Person Master Gardener Training Offered At Two Locations This Fall


     Master Gardeners are volunteers who provide unbiased, research-based information after completing classes taught by University of Illinois specialists and Extension Educators. Illinois Extension Master Gardeners host educational programs in the community, respond to calls or emails from the public, maintain demonstration gardens, and donate food from community gardens. Registration is now open for the fall Master Gardener training sessions in Macon and Piatt counties.
     Master Gardener training will be from 5:30 to 8: 30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Sept. 14 and ending on Dec. 14. There will be no classes on Nov. 16 and Nov. 23. Classes will be held at the Piatt County Extension office, 210 S. Market St. in Monticello and the Macon County Extension office, 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd., in Decatur.
     Master Gardener training includes botany, soils, vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees and shrubs, grasses, landscaping, insects, and diseases. The fee for the training is $175, and fee waivers are available.
     Visit by Sept. 11 to register for the fall session. For questions, please contact Beth Miglin, Piatt County horticulture program coordinator, at 217-762-2191 or Whitney Allison, Macon County horticulture program coordinator, at 217-877-6042.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact program coordinators. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access need.

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