ORISKANY, N.Y. — Becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer connects you to the latest garden research and education from Cornell University. Sharpen your garden knowledge and skills, work and share what you’ve learned with others, network with other gardeners, all of this and more when you train to become a master gardener!
Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County will be hosting a hybrid Master Gardener Volunteer Training program starting in March. This will include online course work and hands on learning at the extension’s Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens located in Oriskany, NY. Connect remotely for from the comfort of your own home for seven modules of online course work developed by Cornell Garden-Based Learning department.
Course topics include: plant fundamentals, food gardening, ornamental plants, ecosystem services and pest management strategies IPM (Integrated Pest Management). Also assignments, quizzes, modules, exams, and active projects.
In-person hands-on learning sessions will take place on set Tuesday evenings starting March 1st and some Saturday mornings at CCE Oneida County office and extension’s Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens in Oriskany. The training fee is $150 and includes a binder, printed handouts, and class materials that you will access again and again for gardening information.
Class size is limited. For more details visit www.cceoneida.com and click the Home and Garden link and double click the MGV logo on the bottom left of the page, or call Holly Wise, Consumer Horticulture Resource Educator, at 315-736-3394 ext. 125. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 11th.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program’s Mission: To prepare volunteers to be peer educators who build relationships with community audiences to integrate local experience and research-based knowledge in planning for and initiating steps to manage gardens, lawns, and landscapes with an emphasis on food security and environmental stewardship.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County