Those who are interested in plants and a job in the field can join the Canadian County Master Gardener training classes this fall.
The class starts Sept. 1 with many lessons taught by Oklahoma State University Extension specialists from the OSU-Stillwater campus.
Topics range from entomology to water conservation. Those interested can find a complete 2021 class schedule on the Canadian County Master Gardener website, http://www.canadiancountymastergardeners.com.
Classes occur once a week, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Wednesday. Lunch and breaks are included during that time.
Classes will be located at the Canadian County Fairgrounds Building in El Reno.
Classes will be completed in mid-November.
Some of the post-class commitments expected of students are: one day of phone training, 30 hours of phone duty and 30 hours of service with the Master Gardeners. Phone training occurs during January, when upcoming phone duty details are released. The first shift of phone duty is done in the office. The following shifts can be completed in the office or at one of the Canadian County Master Gardener information booths in the community, such as Lowe’s Garden Center information booths in Yukon and Mustang and the Wildhorse Gardens & Market information booth in Mustang.
The 30 service hours can be fulfilled through multiple avenues, from participating in Canadian County Master Gardener event booths, such as Festival of the Child in Yukon, to assisting the Canadian County Extension Horticulture Educator with library programs and community presentations. Participants will also have the opportunity to serve on various Master Gardener committees.
For more information call 405-262-0155 or visit the next Master Gardener monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 1st at the Fairgrounds Building in El Reno: 220 N. Country Club Road in El Reno.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, please fill out an application. Applications can be made at the office or online at