The Nature Coast Master Gardener program is accepting applications for enrollment.
The program serves Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties. NCMG is directly affiliated with the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Service through the extension offices in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties.
The goals of the UF/IFAS Master Gardeners program are to increase the availability of horticultural information for the community at large and to improve the quality of life for the residents of each county in Florida through horticulture volunteer activities.
To become a Master Gardener, one mut successfully complete an intensive course of study.
Upon graduation, Master Gardeners agree to function as volunteers who execute a variety of outreach tasks as determined by the local Master Gardener coordinator.
The initial course of study will consist of nine class sessions. Courses begin on Thursday, Jan. 24, and run for nine successive Thursdays ending on March 20. Classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end no later than 3:30 p.m. Sessions will be held in Fanning Springs.
Enrollment will be limited to 20 students selected on the basis of a written application and brief interview. There is no cost to the students this year.
Interested residents of Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties can submit a written request for an application packet. Requests should be sent to:
Levy County Extension Service, Nature Coast Master Gardener Application Request, Attn: Anthony Drew, P.O. Box 219, Bronson 32621.
You may also call 1-866-542-4496.
Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 21, 2007, to be considered for this session.