University of Maryland Extension

2013 Master Gardener Basic Training

Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Wye Research and Education Center
University of Maryland Extension- WREC
124 Wye Narrows Dr.
Queenstown, MD 21658
United States
Talbot, Queen Anne's, and Dorchester Counties

2013 Master Gardener Basic Training: Dorchester, Talbot, and Queen Anne's County

Join us, starting September 12th, to complete that Master Gardener 40-hour training program in the classroom. The program runs every Thursday from September 12th to November 7th, which includes an open book exam to complete the classroom period.

What Does a Master Gardener Do?

Master Gardeners help the University of Maryland  Extension solve gardening problems and teach environmentally sound practices by

  • working in information booths at community events and fairs,
  • maintaining demonstration gardens,
  • answering garden questions at plant clinics,
  • teaching horticulture to beginning gardeners and youth, and
  • using special talents, such as writing and photography, to benefit the program.

How Are Master Gardeners Trained?

Master Gardener training classes are conducted annually by University of Maryland Extension.  Through the training program. Participants are taught many different horticultural subjects by specialists, educators, and other horticulture professionals.

What Are The Master Gardener Training Topics?

Master Gardeners are trained in the following topics:

  • Botany
  • Composting
  • Diagnosing plant problems
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Flower gardening
  • Lawn care
  • Organic gardening
  • Pesticide use and safety
  • Soils and fertilizers
  • Tree and shrub care
  • Vegetable gardening

Other subjects of interest may be included.

Mikaela Boley
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