Dianne K. Olsen, horticulture educator at Cornell, emailed to let me know they have extended the deadline for applications to the master gardener program.
“Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County has extended its deadline for applications to its Master Gardener volunteer training class.
“Requirements are a love of gardening, a desire to help others garden successfully. For Putnam County residents, this is a fabulous way to learn about plants, landscaping and the environment.
“After completing the training, you’ll help answer consumer hotline questions, help design demonstration gardens, answer questions at the community garden, help out at the plant sales and lecture to adults at the spring and fall garden schools. The new deadline is July 30, for the class that begins Sept. 11.
Click here to download the application.”