Yard & Garden Classes & Activities
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Yard & Garden Classes & Activities


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August 16 - November 15, 2016: Fall Master Gardner Class
The 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.

If you are interested in the MSU Extension Master Gardener Program (MGP), the last day to register online is Friday, July 29, 2016. This class will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 am. to 1:00 p.m. at the MSUE Tollgate Education Conference Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi 48377, on August 16 to November 15, 2016. The cost of the 14 week program is $300, which includes the 1,000 page training manual. Master Gardener volunteers start by completing a 14 session practical curriculum grounded in university research. This training consists of approximately 45 hours of training with classes on plant science, soil science, integrated pest management, diagnostics, annuals and perennials, woody ornamentals, lawns, vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits, household and nuisance pests and gardening practices to protect water quality.  After completing the training, Master Gardener trainees must complete 40 hours of horticulture related service within one year to earn their Master Gardener certification. There are no other out-of-pocket costs. Contact:  Lynne Shull at 248-858-0887.

Online Learning

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy Online
Looking to learn more about integrated pest management (IPM)?  Then check out the Integrated Pest Management Academy Online.  These series of on-demand webinars, created by Michigan State University Extension, are designed to help Michigan growers identify pest management resources and understand IPM basics.  Registration is not required and they are available for free.  Simply visit http://bit.ly/ipmwebinars at your convenience and view one or all of the prerecorded webinars.  Viewers can earn up to four pesticide recertification credits.  A computer with Internet connectivity, a web browser and speakers are required.
For further information about gardening classes and activities, please contact MSU Extension-Oakland County, 248-858-0887.