MG-Berries & Grapes
10507 N McAlister Rd, Room 9
La Grande, OR 97850
This is class fifteen of the Union County Master Gardener Series.
The classes will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning January 15th and running through April 23th, with a final class on Tuesday, April 23th. Tuesday classes will begin promptly at 5:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Classes are held in the conference room at the Union County 4-H & Extension Education Center, 10507 N. McAlister Road, Island City.
Each participant taking the forty-plus hours of training will be required to return at least forty hours of volunteer time to the community during the remainder of the year to become a certified OSU Master Gardener. Twenty of these hours must be completed by filling educational needs in the gardening community. The remaining volunteer commitment can take the form of working on projects with local schools and agencies or completing an approved project of your own design. Various ideas for completing your hours will be presented throughout the upcoming classes.
The fee for the Union County OSU Master Gardener course is $155.00, with a $50 rebate if you complete the required training and your volunteer hours by October 31st, 2019. The tuition goes to cover the cost of the OSU Master Gardener Handbook that each student receives, informational handouts that are distributed during each class, as well as travel for some of the presenters. Presenters are OSU Extension Specialists, University Professors, and local experts. Each student who completes the course and the volunteer hours also receives an OSU Master Gardener badge, an official Master Gardener Certificate of Completion, and has access to Extension Office horticulture reference materials. If you complete the Master Gardener course but are unable to pay back volunteer hours you will receive a Home Horticulture Certificate.
If you are already a Master Gardener and wish to take the class, the fee is $35.00. To re-certify, Master Gardeners are required to have 10 hours of continuing education and complete fifteen hours of payback volunteer hours by October 31, 2019.