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2019 Master Gardener Training Course - Class Registration Open


Jun 8, 2019 to Aug 1, 2019
07:30 PM


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.

In-Person Course

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




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.





Additional Information


Peninsula Master Gardeners

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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