BECOME A MASTER GARDENER in Hampton, Newport News, Gloucester, and York/Poquoson
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.
September 3 – November 13, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. until noon plus 3 Saturdays
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Building at Charles Brown Park
1950 Old Williamsburg Road
Yorktown, Va. 23690
Night Training Course
August 14 – November 13, 2019
Lessons On-line; Wednesday evening sessions (6:15pm – 7:45pm) + 3 Saturdays
Courthouse Way Community Center
14302 Old Courthouse Way
Newport News, 23602
Course Fee: $160.
(Course fee for two students in the same household sharing book is $260.) Notice: Returned Check Fee is $50.
Fees associated with this course will cover handbook, other materials, and background check*.
NOTE: Course workload (both versions) is equivalent to 50-60 hours + preparation time.
Application Deadline August 1, 2019
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; Returned check fee of $50
Training Course Policies:
All classes should be attended, except as prearranged or for medical reasons. Alternative methods are available to make up any missed classes.
Tests are open book.
Peninsula Master Gardeners
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