The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Maricopa Master Gardener

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The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County has a vibrant and active Master Gardener program and volunteer force. There are three parts to becoming and staying a Certified Master Gardener: 1) attending the training, which provides novice and experienced gardeners alike with the opportunity to improve their horticultural knowledge and skills, and 2) sharing at least 25 hours of expertise and time with the public through organized volunteer activities, and 3) earning at least 12 hours of personal continuing education.

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Sonoran Desert Master Gardener Conference

Learn about trees, gardening techniques, eco-design and the good and harmful insects that live in our yards and gardens.

We have a full-time, benefits-eligible position open at the Cooperative Extension office in Phoenix. The person will work half-time as a receptionist and half-time as a secretary for the Agroecology and Ag Literacy programs. We would love to have someone that is familiar with our programs and loves interacting with the public. Please forward this on to anyone you feel may be interested.

To find out more about the position and apply, visit:
http://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=212662

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