Story last updated at 2/18/2009 - 10:57 am
Enrollment is now open for the 2009 Master Gardener Course offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Cooperative Extension Service. This 40-hour course teaches specific skills to design, plant, and maintain successful gardens in Southeast Alaska.
A team of University Professors and local experts will train participants in the areas of: plant growth and development, soil and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening, composting, mushroom cultivation, flower gardening
plant propagation, fruit and berry crops, lawn care, ornamental trees and shrubs, greenhouses, integrated pest management, community gardening and local marketing.
The course costs $75, which includes all materials. Students are expected to offer 40 hours of service to share their new skills and knowledge with the community.
Classes meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Feb. 23 through March 16, and will be held at the Bill Ray Center downtown, at 1108 F St.
To register, call the Cooperative Extension Service at 796-6221. Space is limited.