When, Where and What Time?
Monday mornings, beginning October 30th through February 26th. Classes will be held in the Health Department Middle Auditorium, 2200 W. 28th St. 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.
No class on December 25th
What is the Master Gardener Volunteer Program? A Master Gardener is an individual who acts as a volunteer educator within his or her community after receiving specialized training in urban horticulture through the University of Arizona (U of A) Cooperative Extension. These volunteer educators serve as partners with the U of A Cooperative Extension to promote, inform and work with communities, leaders, industry and individuals presenting programs on all aspects of horticulture to protect and enhance the environment, including turf, landscape, vegetables, trees and shrubs and pest management. After receiving training, graduates must volunteer 50 hours of service back to the educational mission of the U of A Cooperative Extension within the first year of graduation. Many other Master Gardeners work in Yuma.
What Will I Learn? Botany, Soils, Fertilization, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Irrigation, Turf, Weeds, Vegetable Gardening, Citrus Tree Care, Native Plants, Cactus, Diagnosing Plant Disorders and Arboriculture.
What is the Cost? The total cost is $175.00 if you plan to become a certified Master Gardener and $200 if you don’t want to pursue your certification. This includes the Master Gardener Handbook, all photocopying, other materials and liquid refreshments. Scholarships are available to Garden club members once the class is completed.
Please make checks payable to: “University of Arizona”
How will this help me? Besides becoming educated concerning urban horticulture in the desert Southwest, you will become a U of A Cooperative Extension volunteer and represent the University of Arizona in the Yuma community.
When do I need to enroll? ASAP, registration is first come, first serve. Class is limited to 25 students.
How do I enroll? Please call or stop by the U of A Cooperative Extension Office and request an application for the Master Gardener Program.
For Additional Information Call (928) 726-3904