The Clatsop County Extension Office is now accepting applications for the 2023 Oregon State University (OSU) Master Gardener™ Program. Master Gardeners receive intensive classroom and hands-on training in science-and research-based horticultural practices and sustainable gardening, enabling them to help the Extension Service answer home and community horticulture questions for the public.
The 2023 Master Gardener Training will be held in person as weekly classes Wednesday evenings 6:00-9:00PM January 11 through March 29, 2023, at a classroom on the campus of Clatsop Community College, with additional sessions on occasional Saturday mornings offering opportunities for hands-on learning as conditions allow. Classroom instruction will exceed 40 hours. Remote learning options are available for those who may not be able to attend in person.
Participants will be required to pass an open-book test at the end of the course. Completion of 40 hours of volunteer service during the year training is completed is required in order to earn OSU Master Gardener certification.
Residents of Clatsop and neighboring counties are eligible to apply. The application process is being conducted online. Here is a link to the application website: https://beav.es/5Wm. The price for the Master Gardener Training course is $150.00. A limited number of
scholarship slots are available at a discounted price of $75.00.
The number of enrollees for the training program will be limited, with applications evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once accepted to the program, payment will be required by December 31 for enrollment to be complete.
For more information about enrolling in the 2023 OSU Master Gardener training, accommodations related to a disability, or the Master Gardener program in general, contact Leonard Sherp, tel: (503) 325-8573 email: Leonard.Sherp@oregonstate.edu.
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