UW Extension offers online Master Gardener training

Cultivate basic and advanced skills to grow plants in Wyoming’s varied climates and landscapes with the Master Gardener online training program Feb. 10-May 12.

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State Master Gardener coordinator Chris Hilgert in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Laramie launches an online Master Gardening session using Zoom.

“This 14-week online Master Gardener training provides over 40 hours of gardening education,” said Chris Hilgert, University of Wyoming Extension Master Gardener statewide coordinator. “Whether you are a new or an experienced gardener, you can expect to learn how to successfully grow plants in your Wyoming landscapes and gardens.”

Registration is at https://bit.ly/master-gardener-2021.

Live classes are 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays taught by UW Extension specialists and educators experienced in their fields. Classes are also recorded for those unable to attend the live classes and for review.

Topics include:

  • Introduction and overview of the UW Extension Master Gardener program
  • Basic botany
  • Soils
  • Season extension
  • Growing vegetables and herbs
  • Fruit trees and berry crops
  • Site analysis and landscape design
  • Herbaceous plants
  • Wood plants
  • Lawn care
  • Integrated Pest Management and understanding pesticides
  • Plant diseases and diagnosing plant problems
  • Entomology
  • Volunteering in the UW Extension Master Gardener program

Registration costs $75. For questions or more information, contact Hilgert at chilgert@uwyo.edu.

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