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Posted on: October 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Master Gardeners training application deadline is October 30

Do you love gardening? Do you enjoy helping others learn? Do you feel a commitment to community service in Hanover? Then you are invited to join us for the Master Gardener Course.

Master Gardeners are trained leaders who work to increase citizens’ knowledge and understanding of environmentally sound horticulture. They seek to improve the quality of life in their communities through education.  Master Gardeners are trained by Virginia Cooperative Extension, a group of Extension Agents and Specialists who extend knowledge from Virginias land grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State. 

The 2021 Master Gardener Course will be held virtually due to COVID-19.  Chesterfield, Hanover, Goochland/Powhatan, Henrico, and the City of Richmond have joined forces to offer a virtual Master Gardener Course that will offer unprecedented flexibility for Trainees. Laptop/desk top/device, internet, webcam and speaker are required for this virtual course. 

The course will be offered beginning January 2021 in this virtual format three (3) days a week.  Unable to make the timed session? You can attend the class through a recoding a later time!

October 30, 2020 is the application deadline. Send your email to Angelette Pryor, Extension Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected]

Hanovers classes will be LIVE on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. between January 19 and March 25, 2021. Again, if you cannot join us for the live classes, you can review the recorded classes later to fulfill the class requirements.   

The one-time fee is $180, which includes all resources and materials, payable after acceptance into the program. 

Applications may be found on the Hanover Virginia Cooperative Extension website.  Additional details are available on a recorded session of our Home Gardening Series: How to become a Master Gardener

Interviews are required before acceptance. Early appointments before the application deadline are encouraged. Please call 804-752-4309 to set up your interview.  

Acceptance decisions will be made by November 13, 2020. If you are accepted, the deadline for payment will be November 20, 2020. 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Extension Office during normal business hours. The Hanover Extension Office are located at 13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland, VA 23005.  Phone 804-752-4310 or fax 804-752-4311. 

A limited number of scholarships may be available for Master Gardener Trainees.

If you have questions about the Course or becoming a Master Gardener, please contact Angelette Pryor, Extension Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected], 804-752-4309 or call the Hanover Extension Office main line at 804-752-4310.

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