The OSU Master Gardener ™ program was designed to provide in-depth training for local gardeners who will volunteer in the community to help the OSU Extension Service answer home and community horticulture questions for the public.
The program includes 66 hours of instruction about gardening on the Oregon Coast. Classes are taught by Oregon State University faculty/staff and by local volunteers.
The fee for the training is $120, which includes the Sustainable Gardening text book and all class materials. OSU Master Gardeners provide 60 hours of volunteer service during the year after they complete their training. They work with other Master Gardeners to help educate others in the community about gardening.
For those that do not have the time or desire to volunteer, they too may take the training and receive a certificate of horticulture. The fee for this option is $240.
Classes are held each Thursday, starting on January 10 through April 4. They are from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Register for the program online.