The Master Gardener Program

2012 Master Gardener Class is scheduled for
February 20 - April 11, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
The classes will be held in the Tanana District Office conference room
724 27th Ave., Suites 2 & 3 (on the backside of the Food Bank)

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who aid University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service staff by helping people in the community better understand horticulture and their environment. The class consists of 40 hours of instruction on different areas of horticulture and pest management. The payback of volunteer time is set at 40 hours, which equals the hours of training received. You become a Master Gardener by attending 40 hours of the Master Gardener classes and then giving back 40 hours of volunteer time.

Some of the class topics include: botany, entomology, flower gardening, fruit and vegetable gardening, lawn care, organic gardening, pesticide use and safety, plant pathology, soils and fertilizers, tree and shrub care, and volunteerism. You can view the class schedule at the link to the left. Anyone who is interested may enroll. The cost of training Master Gardeners varies. A fee is charged to cover the cost of the supplies and literature used in training. See registration form for current prices. Click here for 2012 Master Gardener Registration Form.

If you are unable to attend the Master Gardener Class you can take it through an online correspondence course. For more information on the correspondence class please visit: