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Archuleta County 4-H is ready to enroll new members

Archuleta County 4-H is ready for 2009-2010 enrollment.

4-H is a community of young people, across America, learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

Here in Archuleta County, we are very excited to have dedicated club and project leaders, year after year.

Projects being offered this year include: Shooting Sports, Ranch Horse, Coin Collecting, Gardening, Vet Science, Lamb, Model Rocketry, Cake Decorating and many more. There are programs available for youth ages 5-18.

If you are interested in learning more about 4-H, stop by the office at 344 U.S. 84 at the fairgrounds, or call us at 264-5931.

Become a Master Gardener

The Colorado Master Gardener program in Pagosa Springs will be taking applications for the 2010 course, which begins in January and runs through April.

Classes are held in conjunction with Extension Office in La Plata County, with about half of classes being held in Pagosa Springs and the other half planned for the Durango location.

Class sessions are held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an hour off for lunch. Those accepted to the program receive 10 or so weeks of training in plant care and have the opportunity to work with other gardeners from Pagosa Springs as volunteers in the community. Cost for the program is $180.

The Colorado Master Gardener program is ideal for gardeners who wish to increase their knowledge of horticulture and help others learn the joy of successful gardening.

In addition to receiving training from Colorado State University professors, specialists and horticulture agents, master gardeners learn on the job as they perform 50 hours of volunteer work during the growing season. The Colorado Master Gardener program can also be a stepping stone toward a career in horticulture. Recognized by the green industry as a great vocational education course, the Colorado Master Gardener program is open to persons within and outside of the professional growing area.

If gaining knowledge and helping others through horticulture is of interest to you, the Colorado Master Gardener program is an ideal volunteer choice. Please contact the CSU Extension office in Pagosa Springs at 264-5931 for more information or an application. The deadline for submitting your application is Dec. 4, so call soon.

Calendar

Nov. 26 — Office closed.

Nov. 27 — Office closed.

Check out our Web page at www.archuleta.colostate.edu for calendar events and information.