Master Gardener class offered this fall in Ponca City

Ponca City Now - July 16, 2019 9:18 am

Do you have the opposite of a green thumb? Do houseplants audibly scream when you enter the room?

Well, Kay County OSU Extension may have the class and organization for you! Become an OSU Master Gardener by attending 10 once-a-week classes by professors and state specialists from Oklahoma State University. The best part is these experts come to you to teach the classes.

This year’s Master Gardner Class will be held on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Pioneer Tech Center in Ponca City, from Aug. 20  to Nov. 5  (skipping fair week Sept. 10th).

Cost is $120 per new Master Gardener, includes lunch each week, or $150 for the class, if student does not want to become a Master Gardener.

In addition to the top class education students will receive, they get to join a great organization that serves the Kay County area through programs, volunteering, and education.

Some of the activities performed just the past year include, making “dirt babies” with Washington Pre-K in Ponca City, hosting an educational booth on the life cycle of a monarch butterfly at the 2018 Kay County Free Fair, handing out plants at the Ponca City Herb Festival, and establishing a pollinator garden in the Kay County Ecological Trail in Newkirk.

For more information, and to enroll, contact the Kay County OSU Extension office at (580) 362-3194 and speak to Shannon Mallory, Agriculture Extension Educator, or email at [email protected]

 

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