ND Master Gardener Program 2015
The NDSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program is not an ordinary education program. An ordinary class would teach you the basics of horticulture. The Master Gardener program goes beyond ordinary and invests in creating leaders to serve the needs of their communities. Master Gardeners become ambassadors to assist the Extension Service in providing accurate and environmentally sustainable horticultural advice. Are you ready to be extraordinary?
New Online Master Gardener Training!
For many of you, weekday morning classes conflict with your work schedules. Long distances from classroom training sites are a problem for others. We heard your voices loud and clear! We are now offering online Master Gardener training. You can watch online lectures when it is convenient for you from the comfort of your own home. All assignments and quizzes will be available online. If you have questions, you can post them on online bulletin boards and receive quick responses. The online training program will run from October through December. An active email account, internet access, and good computer skills are a requirement for this class. Sorry, but dial up internet access will not work.
Many of you like to learn in a classroom setting. Classroom training will be conducted in convenient locations around the state through the Interactive Video Network (IVN). As the quizzes are online, an active email account, internet access, and good computer skills are required for this class.
Dates: October 2 - December 11, 2015 (10 classes, no class week of November 23)
Time: Every Friday at 8:30am - 12:30pm (Central Time)
Locations: Bismarck, Cooperstown, Ellendale, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Rugby, Steele, Williston.
Please contact the local NDSU Extension office in these counties for specific location information.
Alternatively, participants may take the class online. All lectures will be recorded and posted on our content management site. As the class is offered online, an active email account, internet access, and good computer skills are required for this class.
Site: To Be Announced
Master Gardener Volunteer - Volunteers are required to take ten online quizzes as well as complete 48 hours of volunteer service for their local county extension agent within two years of completing the class. Access to and an understanding of the use of a computer and internet is required.
Pro-Hort (Non-Volunteer) - Non-Volunteer status is simply for informational purposes and to fulfill self-interests. No volunteer hours are required. Pro-Hort students must complete ten online quizzes in order to receive a Pro-Hort certificate. Access to and an understanding of the use of a computer and internet is required. Pro-Hort students may not represent themselves as NDSU Master Gardeners.
Registration fee: $150 for Master Gardener Volunteers
$400 for Pro-Hort Participants
Registration deadline: September 11, 2015
To Register: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/mastergardener
Current Master Gardeners
For More Information
Contact NDSU Extension Agent, Paige Brummund or call (701) 857-6444.