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UW-Extension to offer master gardener training


September 7, 2019

HURLEY — The Iron County University of Wisconsin-Extension is once again offering a master gardener class.

Horticulture educator Darrin Kimbler is offering a Level 1 master gardener training in Hurley beginning Oct. 15. The classes will be held at the Iron County courthouse, according to the program announcement, and runs through Feb. 4.

“A master gardener volunteer is an individual who serves (the) community as UW-Extension volunteer educator assisting people with horticultural projects and problems,” Kimbler said. “Potential master gardener volunteers should be dependable, unbiased and open-minded.”

Although an interest in horticulture is obviously good, he said no prior formal education is necessary.

He suggested those interested in the class sign up early as there is limited space.

There is a required orientation at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the courthouse, according to the Kimbler, for those interested in taking the class.

The master gardener class consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction on topics including botany, soils, pest management, entomology, plant pathology and weeds.

For more information on the master gardener program, visit For information on the training, contact Kimbler at 715-561-2695.

—Richard Jenkins


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