Master Gardener Training 2017 Registrations - Accepting Wait List now

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:00am

This class is currently at capacity, but we are accepting people on a wait list incase someone is unable to attend the class starting in January.  Please complete the process as outlined below.

Pre-Registrations are now being accepted through September 30, 2016.  Apply early to reserve your seat. Class size is limited and only a few seats remain.  Click here for an application and complete details about this program. 

This is a great opportunity to expand your home gardening knowledge.  This program provides training in botany, disease identification, soil science, insect identification and control, and information on specific plants such as ornamentals, berries, lawns, vegetables, and orchard plants; everything you need to get started to answer home gardening questions. After the first part of this training program, you'll then be involved in work to further expand your knowledge by working with the Master Gardener Plant Clinic for 36 hours which provides information to the public's gardening questions under the guidance of experienced veteran Master Gardeners.  In addition you'll work 24 hours on other projects including plant propagation and care in the greenhouses, gardening work at the Discovery Garden, and information tables at fun events around the county.  The total work commitment is 60 hours to complete the Master Gardener Training. 

The application is available online or you can pick up a copy at the OSU Extension Service Office at 1134 SE Douglas, Roseburg or call the office at 541-672-4461 to request a copy.  The application process includes:

1. Submit application
2. Attend a meeting with Steve Renquist, OSU Horticulture Agent
3. Pay fee (cash or check)
4. Attend orientation in November to pick up class handbook
5. Start class on January 3, 2017 and attend class every Tuesday for 11 weeks.

Return your application to the OSU Extension Service Office, then you will be called for an appointment for a brief meeting with Steve Renquist.  After the meeting you'll be asked to pay the class fee with either cash or check.

Along with the application you will find a letter explaining the details of this once a year Master Gardener Training in Douglas County Oregon. Let us know if you will not be available for the meeting with Steve or the group orientation with receipt of your text book in November. If you are not prepared to take this 2017 class, we will also be happy to add you to our mailing list for the class of 2018. 

Questions?  Contact . . . . .

Mary Hoffmann/Horticulture Secretary:     Ph: 541-236-3039  or   Send email to Mary

Steve Renquist/OSU Horticulture Agent:    Ph: 541-236-3047  or   Send email Steve Renquist

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