The Ellis County Master Gardeners are now accepting applications for its training classes in February 2014.

The training classes will be held from 8:30 a.m.5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie. Class attendance is mandatory.

Following the classes, 75 hours of community service are required to become a certified master gardener. The cost of the classes is $200.

If gardening is your interest and you would like to share your knowledge with the community, call Ellis County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 972-825-5175 or email Applications are also on our website

The deadline for applications is Jan. 6, 2014. Class size is limited.