The Patrick County Master Gardeners recently announced 8 interns completed all of the requirements to become Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and have been awarded their green vests and aprons at recent events.
“If you see any of these hard-working people who have already contributed so much to the community and the association, give them a big thumbs up,” Norma Bozenmayer of the POCMG said.
To become a Master Gardener, a 50-hour academic training course in areas of horticulture and ecology must be completed, in addition to five labs. There is also a 50-hour service requirement the first year. An annual requirement of 20 hours of service and 8 hours of continuing education must be completed to stay active as a Master Gardener.
If you are interested in joining PC Master Gardeners or would like information on any of our programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org