Master Gardener Course Schedule 2019

Hancock/Washington Counties Master Gardener Volunteer Training

2019
Hancock County Extension Office
Fridays,  8:30 a.m.-Noon and two Tuesday evenings, 5:00-8:15 p.m.

Date Topic
Jan 25 Orientation to Extension and the Master Gardener Program, Home Composting
Feb 1 Botany for Gardeners
Feb 8 Soils and Fertilizers
Feb 15 Garden Planning, Crop Rotation, Season Extension, Weed Mgt, Cover Crops
Feb 22 Growing Small Fruits Part I
Mar 1 Garden Insects and Diseases
Mar 8 Growing Small Fruits Part II, Good Agricultural Practices
Mar 15 Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
Mar 22 Growing Vegetables Part I
Mar 29 Tree Fruits
Apr 5 Starting Seedlings, Garden Biodiversity
Apr 12 Woody Landscape Plants, Intro Pruning
Apr 16 Tues
(5:00 – 8:15 PM)
Volunteer Project Overview
Apr 19 Growing Vegetables Part II
Apr 23 Tues
(5:00 – 8:15 PM)
HOLD SNOW DATE
Apr 26 Pesticide Safety
May 3 Being an Effective Master Gardener Volunteer (policies, civil rights, risk management, reporting, …)
May 10 Hands-on Final Exam and Potluck
May 17 HOLD SNOW DATE FINAL EXAM