JUNEAU – June is national safety month, an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate.

Chris Jacobs will teach attendees how to protect themselves while working in their gardens and landscapes with power equipment, chemicals and hazardous tools at the May 27 Dodge County Master Gardeners meeting. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dodge County Administration Building, 127 E. Oak St.

Jacobs has been a Dodge County Certified Master Gardeners Volunteer for five years. She has held a number of offices, including the board of directors, president, and she is the current newsletter editor of the quarterly Digging in Dodge newsletter.

Read Jacobs’ article about lawn mowing safety at http://dodge.uwex.edu/2012/05/25/lawn-mowing-safety/.

The master gardener program is free and open to gardeners of all levels of experience and skill. For more information about the master gardener program and upcoming educational opportunities, contact the Dodge County UW Extension office at 920-386-3790, visit http://dodge.uwex.edu/master-gardener/ or like them on Facebook.

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