2023 OSU MASTER GARDENER TRAINING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Registration is now open for 2023 OSU Master Gardener Training Classes. Classes this year will be held in person at the Tillamook County Extension Office weekly beginning January 5, 2023 thru April 2, 2023. The curriculum will also be available on-line.
Instructors are experienced Master Gardener volunteers. In addition to classroom instruction, hands-on gardening labs will be conducted at the Learning Garden, Tillamook County Fairgrounds.
Students will learn basic botany, entomology and plant diseases. The course covers methods of sustainable gardening and growing vegetables, berries, fruit trees, ornamentals and lawns. It also covers soil management and plant nutrition directed at the local bioregion. Participants learn how to diagnose plant problems and find research-based solutions.
After the class is completed, students donate 40 hours of volunteer time working in the office under the supervision of a certified Master Gardener answering gardening questions from the public. Volunteer hours can also be earned by working in the Learning Garden, at farmers market plant clinics, in community gardens and on other Master Gardener activities. All volunteer experiences are selected to help you learn and connect with the community.
Cost of the course is $150, which includes the Sustainable Gardening Handbook. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Sarah Ostermiller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply on-line: https://beav.es/5Ao.
Applications close December 16, 2022. EXTENDED TO JANUARY 5, 2023. Class Schedules and full descriptions are available online at www.tillamookmastergardenrs.com, our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tillamookmastergardeners or the OSU Extension Office, 4506 Third Street, 503-842-3433.