Spring 2017 Master Gardener Volunteer training class

The Michigan State University Extension Office in Oakland County will be offering a spring class to train Master Gardener Volunteers in 2017.

Classes will be held  from March 9 – June 15, 2017 on Thursdays from 5:30 – 9:30 pm at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center on 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford.

Do you love gardening and sharing your experience with others? 

Consider becoming a Master Gardener.

Being in the Master Gardener Program requires a passion for gardening and a willingness to commit to sharing gardening knowledge to educate future generations on a wonderful, healthy hobby.

Applicants attend 14 weeks of training classes to learn basic horticulture principles and environmentally sound practices.
Each weeks session will cover a different area of horticulture. Topics will include: Plant Science, Soil Science, Lawn Care, Annual and Perennial Flowers, Woody Ornamentals, Tree Fruit and Small Fruit, Vegetables, Household and Nuisance Pests, Indoor Plants, Gardening Practices to Protect Water Quality, and Diagnostics.

Once the program is completed, at least 40 hours of community-based service is required, before they earn the title of certified Extension Master Gardener.

Over the last ten years, 1001 local residents participated in Master Gardener training classes with the Oakland County office of the M.S.U.Extension..

Applications must be completed by February 24th 2017.  
Cost of the program is $300 (there are no other out-of-pocket costs). Payment is required at the time of enrollment.
Link to Application

More information about the M.S.U. Master Gardener Volunteer program can be found at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/info/master_gardener_volunteer_program  

Questions about the Oakland County Master Gardener classes can be directed to Deirdre Hope at 734-546-8657 or hopedeir@anr.msu.edu.