Los Alamos gardeners interested in expanding their horticultural horizons may register for the 2015 New Mexico State University Master Gardener training course, sponsored by the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension.
Designed specifically for home gardeners, the class is held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 17 through May 12. NMSU College of Agriculture, Environmental & Consumer Sciences faculty will teach the class, and topics run the gamut from pruning and soils to pesticide safety and landscaping.
Certified Master Gardeners become official educational agents of the University and work closely with faculty and staff to provide horticultural services and information to the general public.
“More than 650 Los Alamos residents have completed the training program since its inception in 1984’.” said Carlos Valdez, director of the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service. “They have both honed their horticultural skills and found satisfaction in sharing their expertise with the Los Alamos community.”
In addition to the Demonstration Garden, the Los Alamos Master Gardeners’ Association has reached out to the community through various activities, programs and donations.