The 2020 Whatcom Master Gardener Training is FULL.
The training is offered annually. We do offer monthly garden lectures, workshops and tours. Also our Master Gardener Plant Clinic is open year round to answer your tough gardening questions.
The 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.
• Pesticide Safety
• Garden Management
• Landscape Ornamentals
|• Weed Control
• 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