Master Gardener registration

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Applications are being accepted through Aug. 31 for the 2012-13 Penn State Master Gardener program.

Classes are held Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Allegheny County Extension office in Point Breeze.

Trained master gardeners support the mission of Penn State Extension by helping to educate the public on horticultural practices.

Classes begin Oct. 2 and continue until April 9, with a break for the holidays when a final exam is administered. The cost for the training program is $200. After completing the in-class course, master gardeners are required to provide a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service within the first year, and 20 hours each following year to maintain certification.

To obtain a Penn State Master Gardener application for Allegheny County, visit the website at http://extension.psu.edu/allegheny/programs/master-gardener/mg-training or contact the master gardeners at Gardenline, phone 412-473-2600 or email alleghenymg@psu.edu.

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