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Apply by August 17 To Become A DC Master Gardener

  • August 08, 2018 1:06 PM
    Message # 6422913
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is offering the D.C. Master Gardener Program. The program’s mission is to train and educate participants on effective and sustainable horticultural practices, landscape problem solving, and vegetable and ornamental growing, on a small and large scale.

    Participants must complete the online Master Gardener Program Application by August 17th . There are 45 spaces in each cohort that will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Two weeks before the first class, participants must attend one of the mandatory orientations. The orientation sessions will be scheduled on a weekday. For convenience, one session will take place in the morning and one will take place in the evening.

    Curriculum topics include:
    • Botany
    • Soils and Fertilizers
    • Hydroponics/Aquaponics
    • Landscape Design
    • Fruit and Vegetable Gardening
    • and more....

    Upon completion of all course work and 50 hours as a volunteer intern, each student is issued a Master Gardener Certificate.

    The D.C. Master Gardener Program is open to D.C. residents only. No prior gardening experience is needed to participate in this program. For additional information, click here.

    EVENT DETAILS
    Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 
    October 9 - December 6, 2018
    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

    University of the District of Columbia 
    4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW 
    Washington, D.C. 20008

    PAYMENT
    Participants will need to bring two checks to orientation: one for $206.00 payable to the University of the District of Columbia, for the Master Gardener Program fee and one for the Master Gardener Manual for $69.00 payable to the University of Maryland. The fee covers the cost of the fact sheets, class supplies, and speaker fees.

    CONTACT
    Renee Bellis
    renee.bellis@udc.edu
    (202) 525-9721


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