MASTER GARDENERS are volunteers who assist their local Cooperative Extension Offices in educating the public in general gardening practices as well as the proper use of pesticides and fertilizers. To become a Master Gardener, an individual must complete 50 hours of horticulture instruction and return an equal number of hours (50) as a Master Gardener volunteer.
September 5 – November 15, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. until noon plus 3 Saturdays
VT/UVA HR Center (Oyster Point)
600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 210, Newport News
Virtual Hybrid Course
August 16 – November 15, 2017
Lessons On-Line + Wednesday evening sessions + 3 Saturdays
8500 George Washington Mem. Hwy., Yorktown
Course Fee: $130.
Fees associated with this course will cover handbook, other materials, and background check*.
NOTE: Course workload (both versions) is equivalent to 50-60 class hours plus preparation.
Application Deadline July 10, 2017
Download Application at: http://www.yorkcounty.gov/vce
Classes cover the following topics:
Trees & Shrubs
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING A MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER:
Virginia Cooperative Extension Offices
HAMPTON (757) 727-1401
NEWPORT NEWS (757) 591-4838
YORK/POQUOSON (757) 890-4940
GLOUCESTER COUNTY (804) 693-2602
*Background check fee of $10 is non-refundable