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Page A-14 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 MASTER GARDENER Looking for a Home City of Shelton Animal Shelter Adoptions cost $75, which include vaccine, wormer, spay / neuter and a $10 city license. New dogs are brought in all the time. Call 427-7503 or visit the shelter at 902 W. Pine St. Dogs can be viewed at Shelton. petfinder.com. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The shelter is closed Saturday through Monday. Dogs available for adoption include: Shep. Mix F 8yrs. Kitten Rescue This time of the year our kitten season has finally arrived. We have a small steady supply of healthy and friendly kittens just waiting for that purrrfect indoor home. For more information go to our website kittenresq. net or call us at 360-426- 2455 or 360-584-0594. Adopt-A-Pet BUDDY This little guy is Buddy; a Cha- weiner, which is a mix of Dachs- hund, Chihuahua and maybe something else. He weighs about 12#s and shouldn't get much big- ger. This boy is full of energy, walks ok on leash but has no other training. He came to us with his morn, Cozy who has been adopted but we are told that he behaves much better when morn is not around, just like most kids... Buddy is a little shy when he first meets someone and will bark at the fence until you take out a leash. He is always ready for a walk, actually always ready for any activity. If you have been looking for a loyal companion and exercise partner come and meet Buddy. He is at Adopt-a-Pet Shelton WA E-mail; thedoghouse309 l@hotmail.com AMfter a short delay, the WSU aster Gardener Program n Mason County has set the schedule for 2015 training for new vol- unteers. We have heard from past graduates of the program that there is just too much information to absorb in three months. I looked at all the possibili- ties and, with approval from WSU, we are being granted approval to pilot a new training sched- ule. At the end of No- vember, the online course will open for trainees to regis- ter. This site will be open through By JEANNE February for those REHWALDT ready to take this high-quality, online training paired with hands on classes and field trips. The in-person classes will meet once a month, January through Octo- ber, on the first Friday of each month, with the exception of July. Because of the Fourth of July holiday, that class will meet July 10. To apply for the program, pick up an application packet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the WSU Extension office, 303 N. Fourth St., or visit our website at extl00.wsu.edu/mason. Click on "gar- dening" on the lei~ side; then click on "Master Gardener." You will find training information on this page. Cost is $175 -- $70 paid online when you register for the course and $105 to accompany the application to the program. Successful applicants must: Attend an orientation session; Complete the online training course; Attend scheduled classes as well as pass quizzes and exams; and Volunteer 60 hours in approved educational activities and document those hours. One of the many advantages to this new training schedule is that hands- on classes can now be scheduled to coincide with the season. We can practice techniques when they typically would be done in the garden. Topics for hands-on classes include basic botany and plant iden- tification, propagation from seeds and cuttings, work in a greenhouse,; and many more exciting topics for the home gardener. ! to meeUng many you in our upcomirmg clas, , ! wou|d aeHgh ea we| e ener er ram Another advantage is that we will be opening the individual hands-on classes to the public. Members of the public can also au- dit a class for $10 and learn alongside the "Master Gardener" trainees as an extension of the extension's Through the Garden Gate workshops. The gardening workshops for this winter have been determined. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey at OysterFest last month. For the complete schedule, visit our website. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays in January, February and March. Cost is $10 per person, and prereg- istration is required to ensure we have enough materials for all. Some topics this year include the good, the bad and the ugly in your garden (deer proofing, insects, pollina- tors etc.); a class on making lip balms, oils and lotions from botanicals; year- round gardening; and, back by popular demand, successful pruning and car- ing for fruit trees, along with basic grafting techniques. The final class in the series I like to call "Chicken Cacciatore," because we will be exploring how to raise chickens and grow tomatoes! I look forward to meeting many of you in our upcoming classes and I would be delighted to welcome you into the Master Gardener Program. The volunteers are active in many areas in the county, including Hope Island State Park, where pruning and renovating the heritage orchard has been ongoing for more than 15 years. Jeanne Rehwaldt is an exten- sion coordinator supervisor at WSU Extension Mason County and Food Sense Nutrition and Master Gardener programs. She can be reached at 427- 9670, ext. 688. Because they're part of your family.., you want the best care for your pets. 81 SE. Walker Park Rd. Shelton (360) 426-1840 open ,til on Make a part of gout Holldag Tradition! Awesome SPECIAL - Buy a Fritter and get your copy of the Journal for 75