New Baxter County Master Gardeners Six Baxter County residents recently completed Master Gardener training offered by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. The group participated in a 40-hour training program, and each volunteer will donate 40 hours back to the Cooperative Extension Service in the areas of horticulture and ornamental horticulture within the next year.
The group will meet monthly and work on community service projects throughout the coming year. New Master Gardeners are: (from left) Rick Gatewood, Toby Klassen, Emily Roberts, Mary White and Valerie VanZuiden. Not pictured: Ginger Turk.
In 2016 the Baxter County Master Gardeners logged 4,659 volunteer hours back to the community. For more information on the Master Gardener program, call 425-2335.