Two information sessions will be offered on June 22 about Penn State Extension’s Master Gardeners program.

The first information session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and the second will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Both will be offered in a hybrid format, so you can attend in person at the Lebanon Extension office at 2120 Cornwall Road or online via Zoom.

The information sessions will delve into the Penn State Extension Master Gardener basic training program, which begins in October and runs through March. The training program consists of weekly online lectures and monthly in-person workshops.

This program is geared towards those who want to become volunteers and share gardening knowledge with the public. Trainees will be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of classroom training and 50 hours of volunteer services in the first year.

Along the way they will also learn about a plethora of gardening topics, including botany, plant propagation, soil health, composting, plant diseases, and much more.

The training fee for the program is $200 and includes educational materials. There is no fee to attend the information sessions.

To learn more about the information sessions and to register, visit the Penn State Extension website.

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