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Lake Superior Master Gardener Association supports its membership in the practical joys and benefits of volunteering for their community. Level I Training takes place in the Douglas County Courthouse from Sept. 22 to Dec. 8.

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Level I Training costs $90 per person. Course fee includes 36 hours of training, a training manual and one-year membership at the state and local level. Classes meet 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap St., Room 207C.

This year, a flipped classroom approach is used. Students watch video lectures at home, and class will be a time for students to inquire about the lecture content, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in hands-on activities.

Topics include botany, soils, woody ornamentals, herbaceous ornamentals, entomology, plant pathology, weeds, lawn care, vegetables, fruits and backyard wildlife. For students who do not have access to a computer, accommodations to watch the videos can be made in the Extension office during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Registration materials and payment can be dropped off or mailed to University of Wisconsin Extension, Douglas County, 1313 Belknap St., Room 107, Superior, WI 54880.

Registration deadline is Aug. 29. Make checks payable to “Douglas County.” The required forms are available at http://douglas.u The Barker’s Island farmers’ market moves to the Superior Public Library for the next two weekends.

The market, which runs 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, is moving to accommodate special events planned on the island this Saturday and Aug. 23.

The hours at the library markets remain the same as gardens are at their peak providing a good selection of fresh produce at the market including tomatoes, cucumbers for pickling and slicing, green and yellow beans, carrots, beets, cabbage, greens, potatoes, summer squash, eggplant and lots more. The market also offers baked goods, eggs, meat, maple syrup, jam, mustards and other condiments, homemade soap, plants and garden crafts.

The market returns to Barker’s Island on Aug. 30 and runs there through the end of October.wex.edu/horticulture/master-gardener-information or call 715-395-1363.

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