The Colorado State University Extension Office is accepting applications for the 2019 Colorado Master Gardener program until Dec. 31.
Students will receive training in tree care, vegetables, soils, native plants, water-wise gardening and pruning.
The training uses on-site and distance education experts to teach a series of classes.
The 12-week series starts Jan. 31 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave., Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $170 for participants who volunteer or $530 for a certificate without volunteer time.
The training is equivalent to a four-credit course.
Volunteers are expected to complete 50 hours of volunteer time in the first year and 24 hours in subsequent years.
Applications and additional information are available at www.laplataextension.org. Applications are due no later than Dec. 31 to the Extension Office, 2500 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301.