- Designed For
- A course for professional and hobbyist gardeners interested in sustainable practices
- September 16 2014 - December 16, 2014 (Option 1)
- January 12, 2015 - April 13, 2015 (Options 1 & 2)
- Online and on-site
- Option 1: $490
- Option 2: $390
- PLANET: 24 CEUs from category Educ3
- Oregon Landscape Contractors Board (OLCB): 16 CEHs
Learn the art and science of growing and caring for plants with Master Gardener™ Online.
This two-option program is offered in January and September.
Option 1: Develop Gardening Skills
Those who do not wish to become Master Gardeners (see below) can take this course option for their own personal and professional development.
Participants receive a Certificate of Home Horticulture upon successful completion of the online course, which includes forum conversations, quizzes and an exam.
Option 2: Become a Master Gardener
Those interested in applying the concepts learned in the online training course through community volunteer opportunities can become a Master Gardener with this course option.
To become a Master Gardener and receive a badge, participants must complete 40 to 70 hours of on-site volunteer practicum in addition to the online coursework. Master Gardeners must fulfill volunteer and continuing education responsibilities to maintain certification.
What You'll Learn
- The basics of botany and entomology.
- Integrated pest management and pesticide safety.
- Soils, fertilizers and composting.
- Ornamental, herbaceous plants and woody plants.
- Vegetable, indoor and container gardening.
- Sustainable landscaping.
- Plant pathology.
Gail Langellotto works with the Oregon State University Master Gardener program, state and local agencies, nonprofits and other non-governmental organizations. She helps to develop a better research-based understanding of how to design and sustainably manage gardens and parks to maximize ecosystem services. Her OSU Extension Service and outreach efforts are focused on communicating research-backed management practices to home gardeners and commercial landscapers.
Great foundation for home gardener
Excellent course, well presented. Thank you!