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Applications being taken for master gardener classes
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Are you interested in learning about the how’s, why’s and how come’s of gardening?  If so, you may want to take the Master Gardener course.  

This program is an in-depth study of gardening that will include:  composting, butterfly gardening, water gardening, plant propagation, pest control, irrigation, xeriscaping and much more.   

The 2009 classes will start Feb. 3 and run through May 5.  The class sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-noon at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens (No. 2 Canebrake Rd.) on Highway 17.  

Cost of the program is $175 which includes your first year’s dues to the State Master Gardener's Association and the Coastal Area Master Gardeners Association, a Georgia Master Gardener Handbook, plus several other manuals to make your gardening experience more enjoyable and easier.

Each class participant must agree to donate 50 hours of volunteer service following completion of the course.  

More information and an application can be obtained by visiting their Web site located at by calling our office at 754-2134.

Applications will be accepted by Effingham County Extension until Dec. 10.