Designed For
A course for ​professional and hobbyist gardeners interested in sustainable practices
Dates
September 2016
Delivery
Online and on-site
Cost
Option 1: $490
Option 2: $390
Units
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.

  • 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

    Instructor Gail Langellotto

    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.

    Email: gail.langellotto@oregonstate.edu 

Great foundation for home gardener
Carl Ware
Excellent course, well presented. Thank you!
Donna Andrew