$210

2019 Upper and Mid Shore Master Gardener Basic Training

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Eastern Shore Higher Education Center on the Chesapeake College Campus

1000 College Circle

Wye Mills, Maryland 21679

View Map

Event description

Description

The Upper Shore Master Gardener Programs will hold a 9 week basic training course starting on Thursday, February 21st, 2019. Classes will begin on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings 9 a.m. to noon ending on Saturday, April 27th. Classes are held at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center on the Chesapeake College Campus in Queenstown, MD.

This well-rounded 40+ hour course includes classes on: ecology, botany, soils, plant diseases, insects - both pests and beneficial, weeds, and much more. This program is intended to train Master Gardeners as volunteer representatives for the University of Maryland Extension to extend our services and programs to the general public. This program emphasizes community involvement and outreach as well as environmental stewardship. A $210 fee ($200 by check) is charged to cover all costs including the Maryland Master Gardener Handbook. This University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener volunteer training program is open to the public, 18 years of age and older. Scholarships are available, but vary based on county.

The University of Maryland Master Gardener vision is a healthier world through environmental stewardship. In keeping with this vision, University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners volunteers work on a variety of projects in cooperation with local schools, help maintain various public gardens, volunteer at local Senior Centers and Assisted Living facilities working with therapeutic gardens and hands-on gardening programs, provide community education through free workshops and classes open to local residents, visit home and public gardens as part of our Bay-Wise certification program…and much more.

We are looking forward to working with a new, energetic class of horticulture enthusiasts!


For further information, please visit http://extension.umd.edu/events/thu-2018-02-22-1730-upper-shore-master-gardener-basic-training or Contract:

  • For Queen Anne’s & Kent Counties contact: Rachel J. Rhodes, at (410) 758-0166 or by email at rjrhodes@umd.edu.
  • For Talbot County: Mikaela Boley, (410) 822-1244 or by email at mboley@umd.edu
  • For Dorchester County: Emily Zobel, (410) 228-8800 or by email at ezobel@umd.edu

UME MG logo

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Eastern Shore Higher Education Center on the Chesapeake College Campus

1000 College Circle

Wye Mills, Maryland 21679

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved