2014 Master Gardener training classes have been scheduled, starting April 21 for the online training, with the hands-on training being held in June at several locations across the state.
Lessons will be a hybrid training in two parts with the first part a series of eight weeks of on online lessons. The second part is four days of in-person hands on training.
Trainees will be able to study on their own schedule where ever and whenever they have internet access. A new set of lessons will be posted each week and remain available through the entire class. Class topics include; basic botany, soils, turf, trees, insects, fruit, vegetables, ornamentals and weeds. All lessons are taught by SDSU faculty and SDSU Extension staff.
The application deadline is April 11. There is a $160 fee, with a $50 deposit due with the application and the remaining $110 is due by April 11. Click the download form button below for an application form.
The hands-on portion will be held in four locations; Sioux Falls, Huron, Mission and Spearfish beginning the third week of June. Trainees will learn skills in pruning, plant and insect identification, turf problems, weeds, soils and ornamental plants by doing hands on exercises.
For more information contact Mary Roduner, SDSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Field Specialist at 605.394.1722 or click the download brochure button below for more information.