Master Gardener training

Published 10:00 am Saturday, August 13, 2022

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The Charlotte County Extension Office will offer a computer-based, self-paced, independent Master Gardener study beginning on Sept. 8 with orientation and ending on March 9 with graduation.

Orientation will be at the Charlotte County Extension Office. The training will be on a flash drive that will be given to each trainee, so internet is not required. In addition to the coursework on the flash drive, each trainee will attend five labs. Labs will be offered in person and via zoom. Class materials will include basic plant growth and development, fruits, trees, shrub identification, vegetables, weeds, diseases, insects, and related horticulture subjects.

A $150.00 fee, of which 75.00 will be covered with a scholarship leaving $75.00 to pay for the course. The fee will cover each trainee’s manual, background check and other material.

For an application and more information, contact the Charlotte County Extension Office at (434) 542-5884. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 22.