Training will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11 and 25; March 11 and 25; April 8, 15 and 22; May 6, 13 and 20.

Beginners and experienced gardeners are welcome. Learn about plant growth, ecosystems and diseases; insects; turf and much more. The Master Gardener program trains adults who, in turn, voluntarily use their knowledge on projects to benefit their community.

Participants must be 18 or older, complete a background check and sign a volunteer agreement form prior to classes. To become certified as Master Gardeners, they must attend 12 general training classes, pass an open-book take-home exam and finish 24 hours of volunteer service before October 2010.

The class fee is $200, which includes a copy of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program Manual, the 12-week training course and one-year memberships to the Walworth County Master Gardener Association and the Wisconsin Master Gardener Association. does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

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