Master Gardener Training
Master Gardeners are a vital resource to the York County/Poquoson Extension Horticultural Program. These volunteers teach classes, answer horticultural inquiries, present programs, and diagnose plant diseases. Master Gardeners extend the resources of the land-grant university through their volunteer efforts.
The Peninsula Offices of Virginia Cooperative Extension are sponsoring the 2018 Master Gardener training. Participants in the program attend all classes and will receive a minimum of 50-60 hours of horticultural information.
Upon graduation the participant will return 50 hours of service to Virginia Cooperative Extension, through answering the phone, conducting educational programs, leading a team, support positions and many other areas. Classes cover some of the following topics:
The fee for this course is $150. Fees associated with this course will cover handbook, other materials, and a background check. Please note the background check fee of $10 is non-refundable.
An individual may take the In-person course or the Hybrid training course:
- In-Person Training Course
- September 4 to November 14, 2018
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon + 3 Saturdays
- VT/UVA HR Center (Oyster Point)
600 Thimble Shoals Boulevard
- Hybrid Training Course
- August 15 to November 14, 2018
- Online preparation, + Wednesday evening classes 6:30-8pm, + 3 Saturdays
- Yorktown Library
8500 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23690
For more information and a printable application and class schedules, visit https://york.ext.vt.edu.