Class to raise new crop of Master Gardeners

Cynthia Nazario-Leary, Ph.D., University of Hawaii Maui College Extension Maui Master Gardener program instructor, shows the 2019 class of future Master Gardeners the school’s hands-on learning environment. -- DARREN CORRAO photo

A new Master Gardener class has begun at University of Hawaii Maui College. It is an annual offering of the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, and the UH-MC Campus Extension Services. Classes run from mid-January through May. Trainees become interns upon completion and interns become certified following a year of structured volunteer activities and continuing education in June.

The program provides Maui residents research-based education and comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of Maui and Hawaii specific topics in a classroom and hands-on project-based learning environment.

Students go on to provide support and information to Maui gardeners and classrooms through volunteer outreach events and on-site help desk services via www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/maui, by calling 244-3242, or in person at 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, Building 214.

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