Master gardener classes

It’s not too early to think about this year’s garden. The UAF Cooperative Extension Service will offer master gardener training in Juneau, beginning Feb. 9.

The course will be offered at the Juneau District Extension office from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through May 3, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two Saturdays, March 19 and April 30. The office is located at 450 Whittier St. in downtown Juneau.

Juneau agriculture and horticulture agent Darren Snyder will teach the session with local experts and other Extension agents and staff. The classes teaches experienced gardeners how to design, plant and maintain successful gardens in Southeast, and it also provides guidance for master gardeners on how to share those skills with their community.

Participants will receive 40 hours of instruction and then will provide 40 hours of volunteer service to their communities within a year of completing the class. The fee is $300, which includes an Alaska gardening manual and a $150 deposit that will be refunded if service is completed within a year. Space is limited. Register online at http://bit.ly/ces-workshops. For more information, contact Susie Wilkie at 907-523-3280 or susie.wilkie@alaska.edu.

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