Master Gardener Course Schedule 2018

Hancock/Washington Counties Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Tentative Schedule 2018
Hancock County Extension Office
Fridays,  8:30 a.m.-Noon and two Tuesday evenings, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Date Topic Instructor
Jan 19 Orientation to Cooperative Extension

and the Master Gardener Volunteer Program,

Home Composting

Marjorie Peronto
Jan 26 Botany for Gardeners Part I Reeser Manley

Marjorie Peronto

Feb 2 Botany for Gardeners Part II Reeser Manley

Marjorie Peronto

Feb 9 Soils and Fertilizers Caragh Fitzgerald
Feb 16 Being an Effective Master Gardener Volunteer Marjorie Peronto
Feb 23 Growing Small Fruits Part I David Handley
Mar 2 Pesticide Safety for the Home Gardener Megan Patterson
Mar 9 Growing Small Fruits Part II David Handley
Mar 16 Starting Seedlings, Garden Biodiversity Marjorie Peronto

Reeser Manley

Mar 23 Growing Vegetables Part I Mark Hutton
Mar 30 Volunteer Project Overviews Marjorie Peronto

MGV Project Leaders

Apr 6 Growing Tree Fruits Renae Moran
Apr 13 Garden Insects and Diseases Clay Kirby

Alicyn Smart

April 20 Growing Vegetables Part II Mark Hutton
Apr 27 Garden Planning: Season Extension, Crop Rotation,

Cover Crops, Weed Management

Marjorie Peronto

Dorcas Corrow

May 4 Herbaceous Landscape Plants Stephanie Burnett
May 11 Woody Landscape Plants Marjorie Peronto
May 18 Hands-on Final Exam and Potluck


Hold the Following Snow Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 17, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 5:00-8:00 p.m.