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2020 Master Gardener Training

Sustainable Gardening, Community Education, Outreach & Service
Deadline to apply is November 20, 2019

12-week training runs
February 6, 2020 – April 23, 2020

Class meets Thursdays, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at WSU Extension with Saturday field trips.

60 hours of training & 60 hours of Community Volunteering

Topics include:

• Compost
• Botany
• Insects
• Soils
• Pesticide Safety
• Landscape Ornamentals
• Weed Control
• Pruning
• Plant Pathology
• Sustainable Practices
• Vegetable & Fruit Crops

Deadline to Apply: November 20th, 2019
Cost for Training: $450 for the course includes materials
(online curriculum, guest speakers and fieldtrips)
Scholarships available upon request.

For more info: Beth Chisholm, Program Coordinator – beth.chisholm@wsu.edu • (360) 778-5811

Master Gardener Training Application

(NOTE: Application is a non-fillable form. You will need to print form.)

Mail or drop off completed applications to:
1000 N. Forest St., Suite 201 Bellingham, WA 98225


Master Gardeners in a classroomThe Master Gardener program is for people interested in gardening and their community.

To become a Certified Master Gardener, applicants must complete 60 hours of training and 60 hours of volunteer time as a Community Educator.

• Occasional Saturday field trips
• Scholarships available based on need
• Professional Horticulture option available
   (Coursework without volunteer commitment)

Volunteer Requirement Option:
The timeline for completing your volunteer hours has been extended to accommodate new trainees.

Course: February – April
Volunteer Internship: May – September*
* Extended option offered. One additional year, if needed.

Topics include:

• Botany
• Insects
• Soils
• Pesticide Safety
• Garden Management
• Landscape Ornamentals
• Weed Control
• Pruning
• Plant Pathology
• Sustainable Practices
• Vegetable and Fruit Crops
• and more!

 

Space is limited to 25 people. Training tuition includes materials and 12 weeks of classroom lectures, labs, and field days.

The course has online components of chapter readings and quizzes. On-site weekly classroom lectures and labs are led by local and state experts. Quizzes and participation are mandatory. All trainees will become certified after passing the final exam and satisfying the volunteer education requirements.

For more information, please contact: Beth Chisholm, Master Gardener Coordinator, (360) 778-5811


Upcoming Events:

 

Master Composter Training
Oct 22 – Nov 12, 2019
Learn about zero-waste lifestyle, recycling updates, food waste prevention and composting.


2020 Master Gardener Training

Application

(NOTE: Application is a non-fillible form. You will need to print form.)

 

Master Gardener Foundation
– Board Meetings:
Held the first Thursday of each month at 10 am in the Extension Office classroom.

Master Gardener Foundation
– General Meetings:
Held the second Thursday of each month at Noon. Venues and times subject to change.

Foundation Webpage future

Special Links:
Community Gardens Map (link)
Hovander Demonstration Gardens Brochure (pdf)
List of CFG Partner Gardens (pdf)
Garden Directory (pdf)

Current Issue:

Weeder’s Digest

Hovander Demonstration Gardens Brochure (pdf)

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