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Seats Still Available for Master Gardener Volunteer Training

The fall training program for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardners in Arlington/Alexandria has a few slots available for area residents who want to learn more about gardening and be trained to work as volunteers in Virginia Cooperative Extension public education programs, which are aimed at preserving and sustaining the environment.

The program begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and continues every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. until November 19 at the Fairlington Community Center, located at 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Primarily Arlington and Alexandria residents are invited to register and undergo training, but residents of other jurisdictions may enroll on a space-available basis.

Before committing to the program, applicants will have an opportunity to meet individually with Virginia Cooperative Extension staff and Master Gardeners to explore what’s involved in being a Master Gardener, discuss their particular gardening interests and to ask any questions they may have about the program.

An application form is available at For more information, contact Paula Kaufman, Master Gardener Program Coordinator, at 703-228-6426 or