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Extension to host two free "Master Gardener Volunteer" preview sessions in August

MIAMI (July 06, 2016)

Do you have time to volunteer? Do you like plants and want to learn more about gardening? Do you like to help others by sharing your gardening knowledge? Become a Master Gardener volunteer for UF/Miami-Dade County Extension! Join this elite group of dedicated gardeners who help others solve their plant problems.

In August, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension is hosting two free preview sessions about the Master Gardener Volunteer program.  The sessions will take place on Wednesday, August 3rd at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, August 9th at 10 a.m. at the UF/Miami-Dade Extension office, located at 18710 SW 288th St., Homestead. Registration is not required.

Attending one of the preview sessions is highly recommended to be accepted into this volunteer program. 

If you are selected to take the Master Gardener training (limited seating), you will be notified about the class schedule. Classes begin in September and are held once a week for 11-12 weeks. Volunteering opportunities are available at our Homestead office and other sites throughout the county.

Come join our Miami-Dade County team of Master Gardeners today! Learn, share and have fun, too! 

For information about the Master Gardener program, visit

Information is also available at the University of Florida/Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension website

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