Participants in the
Master Gardener Program attend classes learning basic horticultural principles and environmentally-sound gardening practices. They then provide a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service to their community.
Master Gardener course provides an overview of these major horticultural subjects in a classroom setting:
Plant Science - The basic biology of plants and how they grow and reproduce. Learn the various plant tissues and organs and how they relate to horticultural interest and value.
Soil Science - Basic concepts of soil structure, pH, chemistry and fertility as well as fertilizers and soil amendments.
Flower Gardening - The selection, care and maintenance of annuals, biennials and perennials in the landscape.
Household Pests & Wildlife - Basic biology and control of common household pests and wildlife in the home landscape.
Indoor Plants - Growing plants not adapted to our climate in a controlled environment such as a home or greenhouse.
Plant Health Care - Dealing with insect, disease and environmental problems using a wide range of alternatives including, but not limited to, chemical pesticides.
Lawn Care - Selection, installation and maintenance of turfgrass adapted to Michigan lawns.
Small Fruit - Culture and care of strawberries, grapes, blueberries and raspberries in the home garden.
Tree Fruit - Selection, planting, pruning and care of apples, pears, peaches, cherries and other fruit in the home orchard.
Vegetable Gardening - Growing cool and warm season vegetables in Michigan gardens including season-extending options.
Woody Ornamentals - Selection, planting, pruning and care of ornamental trees and shrubs in the home landscape.
2017 Master Gardener Training Course
will be offering a spring class in
To enroll in the MSU Extension Master Gardener Master Gardener training course, complete the
online registration and agreement forms. Payment is required at the time of enrollment.
Your class seat is not reserved until payment in full is received and processed by MSU.
|Location:||Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center
2100 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
When:||Thursdays, 5:30 – 9:30 pm|
March 9 - June 15, 201
|Cost:||$300, including 1,000-page training manual.
There are no other out-of-pocket costs.
|Payments:||Check or credit card.|
|Deadlines:||Registration: Feb. 24, 217.
Payment by check:Feb. 17, 2017.
Payment by credit card: Feb. 24, 2017
For more information or to register visit:https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=65B84DA12C62BB2F
Master Gardener Program is a volunteer leader training program for people who are enthusiastic about gardening, who wish to use what they learn to improve communities. Contact: 248-858-0880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can get information on upcoming classes that are offered in other Michigan counties by going to the following link:http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/events/master_gardener_volunteer_program
Impacts we've made in Oakland County
2015 Statewide Master Gardener Annual Report
2014 Master Gardener annual report
2013 Master Gardener annual report
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