Door County Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications for Winter Training

Novice or experienced gardeners have an opportunity to join The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA). The DCMGA Training Team is looking to fill 8 – 10 seats for their winter training program. Classes will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 4 and conclude in late spring.

The group generally meets at the UW Peninsular Research Station in Sturgeon Bay in the early evening. Participants are required to attend 36 hours of class time, contribute 24 hours of qualified volunteer service time, and pass a written open-book exam to become certified Master Gardener Volunteers. There is a fee for the coursework, which includes materials.

Participants not only study the University of Wisconsin Master Gardener Training Manual, but they will attend programs presented by horticulturists, landscape and nursery professionals as well as other Master Gardener Volunteers. This year’s students will have the unique opportunity to work closely with volunteers responsible for the Garden Door and learn about what it takes to develop and maintain this important Door County resource.

Those interested can pick up an application form at the UW Extension Office in the Government Center at 421 N Nebraska in Sturgeon Bay. The application must be returned by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 30 The class will be filled by a lottery of all the eligible applications received by that time. For more information call Char Rowe at 920.743.5771.