Apply by March 20 for Master Gardener training for Chautauqua, Catt counties

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will hold its 2020 Master Gardeners Core Training Class.

Those who successfully complete the 50-hour course may apply to become a Master Gardener volunteer in Chautauqua County or Cattaraugus County.

Applications are due Friday, March 20. Class size is limited.

You can request an application for the course from Lucia Conti by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension at (716) 664-9502 Ext. 209 or emailing

There is a program fee of $125 to help defray the cost of Master Gardener training materials and other expenses. This includes all class sessions and class materials.

The course will be held from May 4 to June 27 at the Jamestown campus of Jamestown Community College. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through May and June, with additional required sessions every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon on May 6 and 20 and June 9 and 23.

Subjects to be covered include Diagnosing Plant Diseases/Problems, Sustainable Gardening, Intro to Insects, Perennials & Annuals, Native and Invasive Plants, Pruning, Soils and Fertilizers, Vegetable Gardening, Weeds, Pollinators, Nuisance Wildlife, and Woody Plant Materials.  

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