Thursday, January 20, 2011

Master Gardener Missives

I'm excited to say I just finished my first Master Gardener class! This was the first lecture of a 13 week course to train interns. Then I will have a year to complete my 50 hours of volunteer work in a variety of gardening and horticulture areas. Once that is accomplished, I will become an official Master Gardener!

I have my handbook and my homework all cut out for me. The course will be covering:
  • Soil, Nutrition and Plant Physiology
  • Plant Pathology and Weed Science
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Container Gardening
  • Annual and Perennial Flowers
  • Ornamentals
  • Turf
  • Landscape Design
That's a lot of material in less than a semester! I've always been an "A" student, so I aim to ace my tests and stay on top of the coursework. It will also be a lot of fun, as the other interns all seem like a great group of people. I'm really looking forward to learning and "growing" (pun intended)!


  1. What an awesome opportunity to take this class! It sounds like a lot of work, but totally fun.

  2. That sounds like a great class! I've been looking into all sorts of books trying to prepare for my first garden.

  3. Yes, it's definitely a fantastic opportunity! The topics and lecturers sound great, and even a number of people in the class seem like wonderful resources. Some older students have been gardening 50+ years, so just getting to know them will be an education!

    Cezie, my seatmate already recommended several books to me, so I'll try to get the author's name and pass it along if you're interested.