The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 24, 2013

Become a Master Gardener


DANVILLE — 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,