New Mexico State University’s Luna County Cooperative Extension office is accepting applications for certified Master Gardeners. The weekly classes begin on Aug. 21, 2014 via Web meetings at Luna County Extension Office, 210 B Poplar. They will be conducted by live feed from the Dona Ana County Extension Office.
Applicants are required to complete the 15-week Master Gardener classes and a 50-hour internship, which consists of 25 hours of answering questions on the hotline and 25 hours of additional community-based volunteer activities. To maintain certification, Master Gardeners must volunteer at least 50 hours each year.
The Master Gardener classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Aug. 21 until December 11, 2014. The course cost $95 for individuals or $150 for commercial applicants and includes class materials. Maximum space will be limited to 10 people.
Applications are due on July 25 and forms are available at the Luna County Cooperative Extension office, 210 B Poplar.
For more information contact the Luna County Cooperative Extension office at 575-546-8806.