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Re: was Master Gardeners/ Garden clubs

This sounds like a good plan.  When I asked the extension agent why courses
weren't given at night or on the weekend, he just said that he didn't get
paid for any overtime nor evenings.  Many of our speakers were from the
University so I guess they are on the same schedule.  I thought it sad
because I know of many working people who would love to benefit from the
courses and would volunteer their time on weekends.  While the University
does have some distance learning capacity, it is expensive and charged to
the various colleges and programs.  The University has undergone severe
cuts during the past few years so I can't see that happening anytime soon. 

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 11/10/2003 9:14:51 AM
> Subject: Re: was [CHAT]  Master Gardeners/ Garden clubs
> In a message dated 11/10/03 10:06:38 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> <<  Questions
> from the community via telephone arrive during business hours. >>
> Questions coming into our county office are taken by our paid coordinator
> recorder and then volunteers respond within a day or two at that
> work time.
>     For the most part our classes are taught by the univ staff by ICN
> has interactive capability and thus serving the state.  One weekend is 
> scheduled during the course which is spent at the univ in their
greenhouses and labs.
>     Our vol hr return has greatly increased the past few years and we 
> continue to have a waiting list of candidates even with two classes last
year.  Our 
> new MGs are an unbelievable group with great talents, interests and
>  I know this is not true state wide in more remote, less populated
>     Ceres
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