OSU Extension, Hamilton County is now accepting applications for their 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class. The Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their Ohio State University County Extension Office. The Master Gardener training course consists of a minimum of 50 hours of instruction. An equivalent number (50) of horticultural volunteer hours within 1 year following the initial instruction is required to become a certified Master Gardener. As you might expect this year has presented some challenges to the way we typically provide our training. Due to COVID-19 our next MGV Training program will be conducted virtually (via Zoom) and will begin in October. The fall 2020 Hamilton County training program will be conducted each Thursday for 10 weeks, beginning October 8th. Classes will be from 9am to 4pm. The cost of the class is $250.00. Please email Julie Crook at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and to request an information and application packet.