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Master Gardener Core Course Coming to Pine City this Winter

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 at 5:30 am

Master Gardeners become certified upon completion of the first year 50 hour internship. In future years Master Gardeners need to volunteer 25 hours and complete 5-13 hours of continuing horticulture education to remain an active Master Gardener.

To apply to become a Master Gardener, one needs to first enroll and be accepted into their local county Master Gardener program. For more information and to apply to take the core course, contact the following people in the county in which you live by November 15th.

In Pine County, contact Terry Salmela, Pine County Extension Horticulture Volunteer Coordinator at the Pine County Extension Office in the Courthouse in Pine City at 1-800-657-3813 Ext. #3.

In Isanti County, contact Gary Steffenson at the Extension office in Cambridge at 763-689-8253.

In Carlton County, contact Ann Rust at the Extension office in Carlton at 218-384-3511. In Chisago County contact Sue Humbler at the Extension office in North Branch at 651-213-9805.

In Kanabec County, contact Master Gardener Cookie Heikes at 320-396-2464.

In Mille Lacs and Sherburne Counties, contact Tana Haugen-Brown at 763-241-2723.

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