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Become a Master Gardener

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until July 10, 2017

$130

BECOME A MASTER GARDENER

MASTER GARDENERS are volunteers who assist their local Cooperative Extension Offices in educating the public in general gardening practices as well as the proper use of pesticides and fertilizers. To become a Master Gardener, an individual must complete 50 hours of horticulture instruction and return an equal number of hours (50) as a Master Gardener volunteer.

In-Person Course

September 5 – November 15, 2017

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. until noon plus 3 Saturdays

VT/UVA HR Center (Oyster Point)

600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 210, Newport News

Virtual Hybrid Course

August 16 – November 15, 2017

Lessons On-Line + Wednesday evening sessions + 3 Saturdays

Yorktown Library

8500 George Washington Mem. Hwy., Yorktown

Course Fee: $130.

Fees associated with this course will cover handbook, other materials, and background check*.

NOTE: Course workload (both versions) is equivalent to 50-60 class hours plus preparation.

Application Deadline July 10, 2017

Download Application at: http://www.yorkcounty.gov/vce

 

Classes cover the following topics:

Basic Botany, Pruning, Lawns, Propagation, Trees & Shrubs, Fertilizers, Insects, Vegetables, Annuals, Diseases, Soils,  Perennials

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING A MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER:

Virginia Cooperative Extension Offices

HAMPTON (757) 727-1401

NEWPORT NEWS (757) 591-4838

YORK/POQUOSON (757) 890-4940

GLOUCESTER COUNTY (804) 693-2602

*Background check fee of $10 is non-refundable

Details

Date:
June 19
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$130
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Website:
http://www.yorkcounty.gov/vce
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