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: insects, pruning, vegetables, soils, lawns, trees and shrubs.
Course Fee: $130.00 (fees associated with this course will cover handbook, other materials, and background check;
background check fee of $10.00 is non-refundable).
Application Deadline: July 10, 2017
An individual may take the course in person or through virtual hybrid course:
In-Person Course: September 5 – November 15, 2017, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am to 12 noon,
VT/UVA HR Center (Oyster Point) 600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 210, Newport News.
Virtual Hybrid Course: August 16 – November 15, 2017, Lessons On-Line plus Wednesday evening sessions plus 3 Saturdays,
Yorktown Library, 8500 George Washington Mem. Hwy., Yorktown.
2017 Peninsula Master Gardener Training Application
2017 In-Person Training Schedule
2017 Virtual Hybrid Training Schedule