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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Penn State Master Gardener Basic Training Classes

Basic Training Classes Scheduled at Penn State Extension, Monroe County  

Do you have keen interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more, a strong desire to help others learn and a solid volunteer ethic? Join us and start your path to becoming a Penn State Master Gardener! 

Applications are now being accepted for the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, Monroe County, basic training classes.  Basic training classes begin in September 2023, conclude in April 2024, and will include the following topics: botany, plant propagation, soil health and fertilizer management, composting, controlling pests safely, entomology, plant diseases, indoor plants, vegetables, lawn care, pruning, woody ornamentals, herbaceous plants, native plants, weeds and invasives. 

The training fee is $200 and includes the award-winning Penn State Extension Master Gardener Manual, training supplies, and webinars. Financial aid may be available. Classes are held at the Stroudsburg Extension Office, two Saturdays per month, but may be held virtually. 

Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2023.  An interview will be scheduled upon its receipt. The interview helps candidates determine if the Master Gardener program is a good fit for them.  Mail the completed application to:  

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, Monroe County
Penn State Extension Office
724 Phillips St. #201
Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

For additional information about the Master Gardener program, its mission, volunteer expectations and requirements or to access the application, please visit the website. 

For information about Monroe County’s training program call Sue Detrick, 1-570-420-7012, or Barbara Harteis, 1-570-420-7014, during business hours, 8:30-4:30, Monday to Friday. Or email the Extension office.

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Penn State Extension office in your area or call 1-877-345-0691 in advance of your participation or visit.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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