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Master Gardener Volunteer Monthly Educational Meeting

Thursday January 8, 2015 1:30-2:30PM Mounts Auditorium Monthly Master Gardener Educational Meeting ‘Alternative Tropical Fruits for the Home Landscape’ by Larry Grosser Master Gardener and past president of the Palm Beach Chapter of Rare Fruit Council International Free Plant Raffle following Larry’s presentation!

Next Month Thursday February 5, 2015 1:30-2:30PM Monthly Master Gardener Educational Meeting ‘Hydroponics’ by Greg Spencer PBC Master Gardener volunteer to be held in Mounts Auditorium ………….. Free Plant Raffle Following presentation!

 

Master Gardeners Graduate From Rigorous Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Volunteer Training Program

28 Master Gardeners completed the intensive 16 week Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension volunteer certification training program. Training covered a range of gardening topics including botany, plant identification, soils, fertilizers, entomology, integrated pest management, pruning, irrigation, propagation, and an internship answering questions from the public on the Master Gardener hotline.
During the program year October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014 the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener Volunteers educated nearly 54,000 residents and visitors. Master Gardeners volunteered a total of 15,679 hours to the community, 2,600 hours teaching, 2100 hours to community and school gardens, 2,500 hours of service to the Mounts Botanical Garden, and 6,000 plant diagnostic clinic hours. An additional 2,400 hours were volunteered in other ways to support our Environmental Horticulture program. Master Gardeners additionally attended 5,134 hours of advanced training programs.
We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Palm Beach County Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. Stop by the PBC Cooperative Extension Service at 531 North Military Trail and pick-up an application, or you can download a Master Gardener Volunteer Program application at: pbcgov.com/coextension/mastergardener Master Gardener Volunteer interviews are scheduled for Wednesday February 11 and February 18, 2015.

This volunteer training program is a 16 week commitment beginning on consecutive Wednesdays February 25, to June 10, 2015 8:30AM-3:30PM classes are held at the PBC Cooperative Extension Service in the Mounts Auditorium located at 531 North Military Trail WPB. University of Florida specialists, County Extension faculty, Industry professionals and Master Gardeners conduct the volunteer training. Volunteers in training are required to spend 4 hours on call in the West Palm Beach Hotline office and another 8 hours volunteering during their training. Master Gardener graduates are also required to volunteer 75 hours the first year and 35 hours each year after that to stay certified. The trainee cost for the program is $199 which includes PBC Florida Master Gardener Training materials, polo Shirt, graduation certificate and University of Florida Master Gardener identification badge and card.

The Palm Beach County Master Gardener Volunteer Program is open to Palm Beach County residents who have an interest in gardening and is willing to help serve Cooperative Extension by sharing their gardening knowledge and skills to help others in our community. Call Master Gardener Coordinator Deborah Levulis at 561-233-1758 for any information on the Palm Beach County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.



28 Graduates of the Fall 2014 Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener Volunteer Training. From Left to Right: First Row: Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Deborah Levulis, Patricia Beasley, Linda Sanderson, Sammy Cohen, Anne Hoctor, Andra Kennah, Ellen Joan Grace, Marsha Christo, Laban Reeves, Diomedes Nuncio, Middle Row: Christina Mazzella, Carol Carnevale, Amy Quigley, Pamela Lemcke, JoElla Manalan, Candace Osias, Jean A. Camilli, Ann Eberhart, Vanessa Roach, Laura Rodman, Back Row: Marvin Cohen, Jane Quiroga, Chris Kibben, Dorothy McKay, M-L Kime, Bill Bittner, Karen Feller, Tom Russo, Mark Levenson

 

Master Gardener Volunteer Schedule for 2015 South Florida Fair

FRIDAY - JANUARY 16th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00-10:00pm

Annie San Martin
Ann Eberhart

Gayle Lamb
JoElla Manalan

2 MG's needed
SATURDAY - JANUARY 17th
10:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00-10:00pm

Uma Bhatti
Pat Stellato
Kathyleen Sherrod

Carol Sharp
Montse Guiu
Pamela Lemcke

2 MG's needed
SUNDAY - JANUARY 18th
10:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00-10:00pm

Lillian Darville
Chris Spencer
Greg Spencer

Fred Frappier
Chris Spencer
Greg Spencer

2 MG's needed
MONDAY - JANUARY 19th
10:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00-10:00pm

Annie San Martin
Arthur & Evelyn Rose
Lynn Lee

Jim Davidson

Barbara Fricker
Phyllis Carr
TUESDAY - JANUARY 20th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00-10:00pm

Susan Mitchell
Jane Quiroga
Gayle Lamb

Larry Grosser
Susan Mitchell

Joella Manalan
WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 21st
12:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00-10:00pm

Lynda Hare
Margie R.
Joseph Kress

Larry Grosser
Teresa Cecil
Margie Garelle

2 MG's needed
THURSDAY - JANUARY 22nd
12:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00-10:00pm

Carleen Ferrell
Payyt Beasley
Laura Rodman

Teresa Cecil
Mark Levenson
Tom Russo

2 MG's needed
FRIDAY - JANUARY 23rd
12:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00-10:00pm

Uma Bhatti
Anne San Martin
Diomedes Nuncio

Candace Osias

Anne Hoctor
SATURDAY - JANUARY 24th
10:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00-10:00pm

Pat Stellato
Bill Skinner
Eleanor Heslin

Carol Sharp
Bill Skinner

2 MG's needed
SUNDAY - JANUARY 25th
10:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00-10:00pm

Molly Sims
Linda Sanderson
Dorothy McKay

E.J. Grace

2 MG's needed
MONDAY - JANUARY 26th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00-10:00pm

Annie San Martin
Arthur & Evelyn Rose

 

2 MG's needed
TUESDAY - JANUARY 27th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00-10:00pm

Susan Mitchell
Christina Mazzella
Gayle Lamb

Larry Grosser
Susan Mitchell

Barbara Heyn
WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 28th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00-10:00pm

Lynda Hare
Margie R.
Joe Kress

Larry Grosser
Teresa Cecil

2 MG's needed
THURSDAY - JANUARY 29th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00-10:00pm

Annie San Martin
Carleen Ferrell
Jane Quiroga

Fred Fropper
Teresa Cecil
Mark Levenson

2 MG's needed
FRIDAY - JANUARY 30th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00-10:00pm

Annie San Martin
Eleanor Heslin

2 MG's needed

2 MG's needed
SATURDAY - JANUARY 31st
10:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00-10:00pm

Carol Sharp
Bill Skinner
Marie Villari

Bill Skinner
Chris Spencer
Greg Spencer

Chris Spencer
Greg Spencer
SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 1st
10:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00-10:00pm

Ivan Debogovich

Ivan Debogovich

Carol Carnevale

 

 

Master Gardener Class

 

 

Spring 2015 Master Gardener Training Program begins February 25, 2015!
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Contact Us

 

Master Gardener Volunteer Program
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Telephone:
561-233-1759
FAX: 561-233-1782
Email: mgardenfwd@pbcgov.org

 

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