Master Gardener Training spots still available

by Jo Anne Embleton

Spaces are still open for those interested in taking part in the Jan. 11-March 31 Master Gar-dener Training, said Cherokee County AgriLife Extension horticulturist Kim Benton.

“There’s still time to sign up – it’s great for people who feel like they don’t have a green thumb, but don’t realize they can still garden and be happy and learn to cultivate their green thumb,” she said. “This training shows everything from learning about the soil, to learning about pollinators; also, how to take care fruit trees and design landscape – having a green thumb means more than just growing a plant, and people will be amazed at what they are able to do as they learn about more about gardening, and they’ll have so much fun.”

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, with orientation starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Cherokee County Courthouse Annex, 165 E. 6th St. in Rusk.

Fees are $115, which includes 50-plus hours of horticultural science training, hands-on learning, tours and lectures.

Contact Benton for more information by calling 903-683-5416 or email