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2021 Home Horticulture Training

Washington State University (WSU) is offering a Home Horticulture Training in 2021, running via Zoom Saturday mornings from January to April. Topics will include: vegetables, soils, fruits and trees, invasive species, plant pathology, lawns, weed management, composting, pruning, climate change, entomology, integrated pest management, and more. Classes will be taught by regional experts and WSU faculty and will require participation in weekly online quizzes and training modules.

This training does not certify the student to be or act as a Master Gardener Volunteer in 2021 and therefore does not require a volunteer commitment. Those interested in becoming a WSU Master Gardener Volunteer should contact Jim Kropf, WSU Pierce County Interim Director, at for information regarding future trainings and if you can apply your Home Horticulture Training towards WSU Master Gardener certification.

The Home Horticulture Training is available to residents statewide and will be separated into Eastern Washington and Western Washington cohorts in order to address differences in climate, soil structure, and species.


When: Saturdays, 9am-12pm, from January 9 to April 24, 2021 (no class April 3)

Where: All classes will be conducted through the online webinar platform, Zoom. Online quizzes and modules will be offered through WSU’s online Global Campus. Course correspondences will be done primarily via email.

Registration: Registration opens November 14, 2020
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Required materials: Internet connection

Cost: $300 per student. Financial assistance is available. Contact to learn more.