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Barton County Master Gardener trainees ready to serve

Students in the Master Gardener Training Program offered in Great Bend through the Cottonwood Extension District this year, learn about pruning ornamental and fruit trees from KSU Professor of Forestry Charles Barden. Barden is also Director of Tuttle Forestry Research Center.

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Editor’s note: Veronica Coons participated in the Cottonwood Extension District’s Master Gardener training class, the subject of this report.

It’s been said that a rising tide lifts all boats. As far as horticultural knowledge is concerned, Barton County’s ship is about to come in. Thursday, March 15, 11 Master Gardener trainees in the Kansas State University Extension program will complete their training and will begin efforts to give back hour for hour for the education they’ve received over the past seven weeks.

For the past three years, Alicia Boor, Ag Agent with the Cottonwood Extension ...

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