The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


December 8, 2012

Applicants sought for OSU gardening training

ENID, Okla. — If you have an interest in gardening and want to share your knowledge with others, The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University wants you.

Laura Payne, volunteer coordinator for The Botanic Garden at OSU, has announced applications are being accepted for the 2013 Payne County Master Gardener Program and The Botanic Garden at OSU Ambassador Train-ing Program. Applications are due Friday.

“The Payne County Master Gardeners train alongside The Botanic Garden at OSU Ambas-sadors, and while the horticulture aspect of the training is identical, the two programs actually serve two very different but related functions to the garden,” Payne said.

The Master Gardeners group is primarily an educational group dedicated to sharing gardening knowledge ob-tained through the OSU Cooper-ative Extension Service.

The Botanic Garden Ambassador Program’s main objective is to support The Botanic Garden at OSU and its role as a public garden.

Training for both programs consists of 11, four-hour training sessions covering all aspects of horticulture. Sessions begin Jan. 18, 2013, and meet 1-5 p.m. every Friday at The Botanic Garden’s educational building, 3425 W. Virginia in Stillwater.

The educational material for this program is designed for the beginner or the advanced gardener. Topics to be covered include vegetables and fruits, annuals, perennials, insect and disease control, soil improvement and lawn care.

For information about the Master Gardener Pro-gram, contact Keith Reed, OSU Cooperative Exten-sion horticulture specialist in Payne County, via email at, by phone at (405) 747-8320 or visit him at Payne County Extension Office, 315 W. 6th, Suite 103, Stillwater.

Payne has additional information about The Botanic Garden Ambas-sador Program. She may be contacted via email at laura.payne@okstate.ed, by phone at (405) 744-4531, or in person at the Horticulture Resource Center, 3425 W. Virginia in Stillwater.

For application information, contact Stephanie Larimer at (405) 744-5404, or stephanie.larimer

The fee for the course is $100 for printed materials and $75 for electronic materials.

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