The Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is accepting applications for its 2017 class to be held Tuesdays, January through April, primarily at Holyoke Community College. Tuition is $350.

WMMGA offers training every two years. University professors, professional horticulturists, and experienced gardeners cover gardening from many perspectives.

Candidates who complete the training and volunteer hours in one growing season receive a $75 tuition rebate.

The application and program details are available at Some computer experience is necessary. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 19.

WMMGA is a nonprofit that coordinates and sponsors training for Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties.