OSU Extension, Hamilton County is now accepting applications for their 201 6 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. The fall 2016 Hamilton County training program will be conducted each Thursday for 10 weeks, beginning September 15th. Classes will be from 9am to 4pm. The cost is $250.00. Please call Julie Crook at (513) 946-8998 for further information or write to Julie at email@example.com to request an information and application packet.