Master Gardener training to start

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Training classes start on Sept. 3 for those who want to be a part of Roane County Master Gardeners.

The classes will be from 5 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in The Cottage at Roane County Park, Midtown.

Class fee is $150.

The Master Gardener Program consists of trained volunteers who help University of Tennessee Extension educate and serve the community.

Tennessee Master Gardeners receive 40 hours of horticultural training through UT Extension and return 40 hours of volunteer community service in the horticultural field to become certified.

Stop by the Roane County Extension Office in Midtown to fill out an application and pay fees.

Call 882-8334 for more information.