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Share love of growing things: Become a Master Gardener

Published: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT
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A Master Gardener teaches children about insects. Master Gardener training is scheduled to start Jan. 7 in DeKalb. The deadline to apply is Dec. 14. Photo submitted by Lisa Valle.

OREGON – Ogle County Master Gardeners are recruiting garden enthusiasts to join their organization.

According to Master Gardener Janice Weber, Master Gardening training opens the door to a range of projects.

There is hands-on seasonal work in the soil and behind-the-scenes planning.

To become a Master Gardener, contact the Ogle County Extension office to start the application process.

Applicants must complete this process by Dec. 14.

In-person training will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 7 through April 1 at the DeKalb County Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb.

The training fee is $175 (in-person) or $250 for the online option. To find out more, contact Lisa Valle at 815-732-2191, visit web.extension.illinois.edu or stop by the Extension office in the Ogle County Farm Bureau building, 421 W. Pines Road.

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