Master Gardener Program
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McCreary County Extension is excited to announce that we will be offering a Kentucky Extension Master Gardeners training program in McCreary County beginning January 2023! The Kentucky Extension Master Gardener Program (KEMG) is affiliated with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The program is active in several Kentucky counties, and recruits and trains volunteers to assist county Extension agents in delivering horticulture education in their counties.
To become a certified Master Gardener, trainees must complete an application (including back-ground check), attend educational classes, pass an exam, and complete 40 hours of approved volunteer service. To maintain certification, Master Gardeners must complete 20 hours of approved volunteer service and 10 hours of continuing education annually.
This will be a hybrid program, with monthly in-person classes offered during the day and an online class option for those who cannot attend in-person. There will be a $50 one-time fee which includes Master Gardener curriculum and class materials. Applications and payment due January 20th, 2023.
Jan 31, 2-4pm: Orientation/Cooperative Extension/Volunteerism
Feb 21, 2-4pm: Basic Botany: Leaves, Roots, and Stems
Mar 21, 2-4pm: Basic Botany: Plant ID
Apr 25, 2-4pm: Basic Botany: Plant Propagation
May 30, 2-4pm: Soils & Fertility Part A
June 27, 2-4pm: Soils & Fertility Part B
July 25, 2-4pm: Plant Pathology: Plant Diseases
Aug 29, 2-4pm: Plant Pathology: Diagnosing Plant Problems
Sept 26, 2-4pm: Entomology: Insects
Oct 31, 2-4pm: Entomology: IPM
Nov 28, 2-4pm: Pesticides
Dec 19, 2-4pm: Pesticide Safety
Jan 30, 2pm: Final Exam/Volunteer Hours Due
Feb 20, 5:30pm: Kentucky Extension Master Gardener Graduation
For more info or to register please contact: Tracie Goodman, ANR/4H Agent McCreary County Extension, 606-376-2524, email@example.com