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 2017 Master Gardener training. Participants in the program attend all classes and will receive a minimum of 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 $130. 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 course in person or through virtual hybrid course:
- In-Person Course
- September 5 to November 15, 2017
- Tuesdays and Thursdays
- 9 a.m. to noon
- VT/UVA HR Center (Oyster Point)
600 Thimble Shoals Boulevard
- View the In-Person Course Schedule PDF
- Virtual Hybrid Course
- August 16 to November 15, 2017
- Lessons online, plus Wednesday evening sessions, plus 3 Saturdays
- Yorktown Library
8500 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23960
- View the Virtual Hybrid Course Schedule PDF