The Colorado State University Extension Office in La Plata County is accepting applications for the 2019 Colorado Master Gardener program until Dec. 31.
Students will receive training in tree care, vegetables, soils, native plants, water-wise gardening and pruning, according to a press release from Darrin Parmenter, of the La Plata County CSU Extension.
The training utilizes on-site and distant education experts to teach a series of multiple classes.
The 12-week series starts Jan. 31 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds every Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. It costs $170 for volunteers or $530.00 for a certificate without volunteer time.
The CMG training is equivalent to a four-credit course.
Volunteers are expected to complete 50 hours of volunteer time in the first year and 24 hours in subsequent years.
Applications and additional information are available at www.laplataextension.org and are due no later than Dec. 31 to the Extension Office: 2500 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301.