The 2012 Van Buren County Master Gardeners training class will complete its course next month.

The group is participating in a 40-hour training program with groups from three other counties. At the program’s completion, they will become Master Gardeners. After graduation, the new class is obligated to work 40 hours next year on various Master Gardener projects throughout the county.

Pictured are (from left) Van Buren County Extension agent Danny Griffin, Robert and Marie Pett, Justin Bonds, Maud Huber, Donna McBride, Lillian Pitt, Ruth Henley and Master Gardener project leader Steve Smith.