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 2019 Master Gardener training. Participants in the program attend all classes and will receive a minimum of 50-60 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 early signup course fee is $150 before June 1st. After June 1st, fee is $160 with an application deadline of August 1, 2019. 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 Day Training Course or the Night Training Course:
- Day Training Course
- September 3 to November 13, 2019
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon + 3 Saturdays
- VT/UVA HR Center (Oyster Point)
600 Thimble Shoals Boulevard
Suite 210, Newport News
- Night Training Course
- August 14 to November 13, 2019
- Lessons On-line, + Wednesday evening classes 6:15-7:45pm, + 3 Saturdays
- Courthouse Way Community Center
14302 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News
For more information and a printable application and class schedules, visit https://york.ext.vt.edu.