Master Gardener training set for early 2021

Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment with Washington State University — Clallam County Extension’s new online Home Horticulture Training program.

Training focuses on a wide range of horticulture topics taught online by WSU faculty, staff, Master Gardeners and other regional experts on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon starting Jan. 9 and continuing weekly through Apr. 24.

Online informational sessions are offered via Zoom from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The training may be taken as a stand-alone certificate course, or as the first step to becoming a Clallam County Master Gardener Volunteer. In addition to attending online classes, students will use the WSU Extension’s online Master Gardener Training Modules and the extensive Master Gardener Manual.

Weekly reading assignments are expected to take three to five hours per week. All quizzes and the final exam are open book.

Tuition is $300 and requires a computer with reliable internet access, email account and Zoom account. A $50 refundable fee is charged for additional hands-on activities required to complete the Master Gardener certification.

Some partial tuition waivers are available. Registration opens Nov. 14.

Those seeking to become a Clallam County Master Gardener will need to participate in field trips and hands-on activities to be scheduled when COVID-19 precautions allow, and must volunteer 100 hours towards community sustainable garden educational efforts.

For more information about the class or to join one of the informational sessions, visit extension.wsu.edu/clallam/mg/training or email Laurel Moulton, Clallam County Master Gardener Program Coordinator, at laurel.moulton@wsu.edu.

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