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.
There is not a Winter 2017 Master Gardener Training Course
You can get information on upcoming classes that are offered in other Michigan counties by going to the following: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/events/master_gardener_volunteer_program
Nearby Winter/Spring Master Gardener Training Course
Genesee County (Flint) Jan 19, 2017 – Apr 27, 2017
Wayne County (Belleville) Jan 23, 2017 – Apr 24, 2017
Macomb County (Clinton Township) Mar 6, 2017 - Jun 12, 2017
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 Lynne Shull at 248-858-0887 with questions.
Impacts we've made in Oakland County
2014 Master Gardener annual report
2013 Master Gardener annual report
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