The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program will run for 12 weeks beginning Jan. 28 at the U of I Extension Office, 3164 N. Vermilion St.
A total of 60 hours of instruction and 60 hours of internship (to be completed over a two-year period) are required to complete the course.
Cost is $175, and an online option is offered for $250. Partial scholarships are available. When training is completed, Master Gardeners have a variety of activities to choose from in order to complete volunteer hours.
For information, call the extension office at 442-8615 between 8 a.m. and noon or 1 and 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or visit the website, http://extension.illinois.edu/cfiv.