Take your love of gardening to the next level by becoming a Master Gardener in 2023. The self-paced course starts October 2 and can be completed in 14 weeks with approximately four to six hours of weekly work. The course costs $300, and registration is open until September 11.
The online training may be taken from the comfort of home on a desktop, laptop, or tablet. Participants will be introduced to in-depth horticulture content through 13 modules, including soils and fertilizers, plant diseases, entomology, pest management, organic gardening, and more. The training includes videos, a manual, reading materials, and quizzes. A strong internet connection is highly recommended.
After completing the training, volunteers participate in educational programs in their communities. Those opportunities may include speaking at garden clubs, civic groups, or schools, answering calls or emails at garden help desks, establishing demonstration gardens that serve as educational tools, and educating citizens on how to establish community gardens.