Queen Anne’s County Master Gardeners Volunteer Training

September 9 thru November 18, 2010.  Queen Anne’s County Master Gardeners is taking registrations for the Fall 2010 volunteer training program to be held at Wye Research and Education Center in Queenstown from 9-3 on Thursdays.  The training is a 40+ hour course that is designed to provide basic information in preparation for volunteering as a Master Gardener representative of theUniversity of Maryland Extension and is not limited to Queen Anne’s County residents.    Topics   include: ecology, botany, soils, propagation, diseases, insect pests and control measures, among others. This program emphasizes community involvement and outreach as well as environmental stewardship.  A $225.00 fee is charged to cover all costs including the Maryland Master Gardener Handbook.  Deadline for registration is July 17, 2010.  For information Contact: Rachel Melvin, (410) 758-0166 orrmelvin1@umd.edu,  visit the Queen Anne’s County Extension Office,  505 Railroad Avenue, Suite 4, Centreville, MD 21617 or visit http://queenannes.umd.edu/QACMG/index.cfm