Portsmouth Master Gardener Classes
|Thank you for your interest in becoming a Portsmouth Master Gardener. The 2017 class is filled. We will announce here when we are recruiting for the next class.|
Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who assist Cooperative Extension Agents in disseminating evidence-based horticultural information to members of their communities.
Master Gardener Trainees complete 50+ hours of classroom instruction in subjects such as basic botany; soils & fertilizers; plant propagation; diagnosing plant damage; pesticide use & safety; trees & shrubs; lawn & turf management; pruning; landscape design; water quality; and organic practices.
After classroom instruction has been satisfactorily completed, the trainee becomes a Master Gardener Intern. Interns are required to volunteer an additional 50 hours during their first year before becoming an official VCE Master Gardener. Active Master Gardeners must receive an additional 8 hours of advanced training and volunteer at least 20 hours each year to remain a VCE Master Gardener.
If you have questions, contact Cyndi Wyskiewicz, Horticulture Extension Agent, at 757-393-5314 or Cyndiw@vt.edu.