If you have ever considered becoming a Master Gardener, learn more about the program by attending one of two informational sessions.  The first will be held on Friday, September 6 at 10 a.m. at the Community Life Center, Room 2224, on the campus of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church located at 4115 Soundside Drive in Gulf Breeze. The following week another will be held on Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. at UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County located at 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton.



Master Gardeners are dedicated individuals who train in horticulture under Extension faculty and then serve as volunteers in the community spreading research based information and the principles of Florida-friendly landscaping.



Applications are due November 1. The selection process with interviews takes place in November. Often there are more applications than openings.



The training course is scheduled to begin January 16, 2014.  The class will meet every Thursday for 15 weeks from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County located at 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton.  Applications and further information are available at http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/lng/santa-rosa-master-gardeners/become-a-santa-rosa-master-gardener/



For more information please contact Mary Derrick at 623-3868 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays or via email at maryd@santarosa.fl.gov.