2017 Master Gardener Certificate Program
This year’s CMG class will be held at the Eagle County Building (550 Broadway Eagle, CO) in the garden level classroom. The class will start January 26th, and is every Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm for 10 consecutive weeks with the last class on April 13th. The program consists of 60 hours of classroom instruction with both live and broadcast instruction. Curriculum content is focused on the home gardener and beginner commercial audience; typically half of the students are employed in the green industry, so it is not exclusive to home gardeners. The curriculum includes a combination of lectures, small group discussions and hands-on activities. This year, roughly half of the curriculum will be taught by local business professionals with firsthand experience of working with plants in the Eagle or Roaring Fork Valley. Topics vary from location to location and year to year, but there is always an emphasis on local gardening challenges and nuances. This year’s program topics will include: soil science, beginners botany, entomology, home yard maintenance, introduction to plant pathology, mountain gardening, vegetable gardening and more.
If you are looking for a way to improve your gardening skills or knowledge, meet new people who love gardening as much as you do, or just to make your neighbors jealous, the CSU Extension Master Gardener program is for you! The Master Garden organization is a highly respected and prestigious organization that brings fulfillment to many throughout the state and the country while making the world a more beautiful place.
Space is limited, so sign up today.
Donna Boley 970-328-8630 for more details.