The Ohio State University Extension office in Defiance County, in conjunction with Paulding County, will be offering Master Gardener Training classes from Feb. 27– April 24.
The classes will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each Thursday, for nine weeks.
Anyone interested in receiving an application packet should contact the Defiance County extension office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 419–782-4771 or 800–745-4771.
The Master Gardener program offers 50 hours of horticultural training, which is then followed-up by 50 volunteer hours completed by each student to become certified.
The cost is $90. Students also will be responsible for getting fingerprinted before the end of the training. Fingerprinting is required because Master Gardeners are volunteers of The Ohio State University. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office offers fingerprinting at the cost of $30.