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Program trains home gardeners

Program trains home gardeners

The University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service is still accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program for home gardeners.

The Master Gardener program is part of the Kauai educational outreach for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, comprised of dedicated volunteers who are trained by UH and local specialists in different aspects of horticulture.

Course topics include basic botany, native Hawaiian plants, invasive species, tropical ornamental plants, plant nutrition, soil fertility and nutrient management, insect and plant disease management, plant propagation and pruning, fruit and vegetable crops, organic gardening and diagnosing plant health problems.

The course begins Feb. 15 and runs Thursday mornings through June 7.

Info: Emilie Kirk at 274-3478 or erkirk@hawaii.edu.

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