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  1. Registration now open - Become a Master Gardener with MSU Extension!

    January 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - February 22, 2018 @ Northwest MI Horticultural Research Center

    Extension Master Gardener volunteers start by completing a 14-session practical training course grounded in university research. This training consists of approximately 45 hours of training with classes on plant science, soil science, integrated pest management, diagnostics, annuals and perennials, woody ornamentals, lawns, vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits, household and nuisance pests, indoor plants and gardening practices to protect water quality. Participants must commit to attend all the training classes and complete all (open book) quizzes and final exam. After completing the training, Extension Master Gardener trainees must complete 40 hours of approved horticulture-related service within one year to earn their MSU Extension Master Gardener certification. Through these volunteer activities, trainees educate others in their local community on the science-based, environmentally sound gardening practices learned during their training.

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  2. Show Me the Money! Money Management Retreat for Youth

    February 2, 2018, 6:00 PM - February 3, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Church of the Living God

    Get Ready to Flex Your Money Management Muscles! Brought to you by the Grand Traverse 4-H Leader's Association. Can learning about money management, budgeting and saving really be all fun and games? "Show Me the Money" simulation requires youth (ages 11 and up) to integrate their knowledge of money, math skills, attitudes about choices, and money values. During the program, youth make decisions on personal needs and wants, with immediate repercussions that might not occur for years in real life. They have the opportunity to modify their decisions and actions and see the impact of changes right away. They also can experiment, make mistakes, and suffer the consequences of their financial decisions in a realistic, but safe environment. Registration is required; fees include program materials, meals for both day and the annual 4-H participation fees for non 4-H members. Contact the Grand Traverse County 4-H office for registration information: 231-922-4825

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