Master Gardener Course Schedule 2020

Hancock/Washington Counties Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Hancock County Extension Office
Fridays,  8:30 a.m.-Noon and three Tuesday evenings, 5:00-8:15 p.m.

Date Topic
Jan 24 Intro to Extension and the Master Gardener Program, Home Composting
Jan 31 Botany for Gardeners
Feb 7 Soils and Fertilizers
Feb 14 Garden Planning, Crop Rotation, Season Extension, Weed Mgt, Cover Crops
Feb 21 Tree Fruits
Feb 28 Growing Small Fruits I
Mar 6 Vegetables I
Mar 13 Vegetables II
Mar 20 Growing Small Fruits II, Good Agricultural Practices
Mar 27 Woody Landscape Plants, Intro to Pruning
Apr 3 Starting Seedlings, Garden Biodiversity
Apr 16 Tues
(5:00 – 8:15 PM)
Volunteer Project Overviews
Apr 10 Garden Insects, Diseases
Apr 17 Pesticide Safety
Apr 21 Tues
(5:00 – 8:15 PM)
Being an Effective Master Gardener Volunteer, Working with Vulnerable Populations (4-H and elderly) 

(Policies, civil rights, risk management, reporting)

Apr 24 MGV Project Introduction onsite
Apr 28 Tues
(5:00 – 8:15 PM)
May 1 Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
May 5 Tues
(5:00 – 8:15 PM)
May 8 MGV Project Introduction onsite
May 15 MGV Project Introduction onsite
May 22 Hands-on Final Exam