Applications are being taken for the River Valley Master Gardener program for those individuals who want to sharpen their horticultural skills and share that knowledge with others by being a Master Gardener-certified volunteer.

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service will conduct the Master Gardener training on weekday afternoons from June 2-13, with the final class on June 14. Classes will be held at The Learning Fields at Chaffee Crossing, 7300 Gardeners Ave. Enrollment is limited.

Master Gardeners are volunteers that serve the community through volunteer work in gardening projects. Each member receives horticultural training conducted by experts in their field.

Applications are available at the Barling, Greenwood and Van Buren Extension Office, or call 484-7737 to have one mailed.