HOUGHTON, Mich. — Did your garden not turn out the way you had hoped last year? Did those pesky weeds take over your garden space? Was your harvest more or even less than you expected? If you experienced any of these issues or one of many others, then this is a great time to begin talking and learning about gardening!
Start next year’s garden season out right by taking time now to learn the basic science of growing plants. Whether it is plants in your landscape or plants in your vegetable garden, the Extension Master Gardener Class can help you become a better gardener! You can also connect with other gardeners and learn from them too.
The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program is being offered on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. EST beginning August 22 through December 12. Classes will not be held on August 29. Participants are expected to regularly attend classes; occasional makeup can be scheduled for extenuating circumstances. The program will be held at the Portage Lake District Library, 58 Huron St., Houghton, MI 49931.
The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a volunteer leader training program offered by MSU Extension to those who are interested in learning more about general gardening and have the desire to pass that knowledge on to others. No experience or prior knowledge is required!
Participants will gain access to world class gardening knowledge. Instructors will cover a series of 13 topics based on university research including: plant and soil sciences, annuals and perennial flowers, small fruits, tree fruits, vegetable gardening, lawns, woody ornamentals, diagnostics, integrated pest management, household and nuisance pasts, and gardening practices to protect water quality.
The cost of the 14-week program is $325, which includes the 1,000-page training manual. There are partial scholarships available to help offset this cost; you can apply for these online. To enroll in the Master Gardening training, please complete the online application/registration and agreement forms online at: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/events/master_gardener_houghton_houghton_county
The last day to register online is August 15. Register by August 8 if paying by check. For more information, please contact Rebecca Krans, Michigan State University Extension Consumer Horticulture Educator, at 906-875-0606 or email@example.com.
Click the link for a flyer: Houghton Master Gardener Class Flyer fall 2018
— Michigan State University Extension
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