Master Gardener Volunteer Class
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Master Gardener℠ volunteer initial training prepares you to be a Master Gardener℠ volunteer. The course introduces a wide range of horticultural topics, with a focus on finding research-based information and sharing the science behind sustainable gardening practices.
Initial training includes:
- Minimum of 40 hours of instruction
- Taught by Extension staff and local experts
- Topics include soils and plant nutrients, composting, insects, Integrated Pest Management, lawns, food production, organic gardening, herbaceous, woody and native plants, wildlife, landscape design, and more
- Take-home or in-class, open-book exam
Visit the Extension Master Gardener Handbook online to explore the training curriculum.
Our class meets every Wednesday from 1–4 p.m. starting March 31.
Print and fill out the 2021 Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Alexander County Application. Fee is $125 and that includes the Extension Gardener Handbook. Call Allison Brown at 828-632-4451 with any questions!