Class begins Oct. 7 with instructor Steven Seefeldt, meeting Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., through Feb. 3 at the UAF Cooperative Extension Service Tanana District office, 724 27th Ave., Ste. 2. We also offer this class to Delta residents via videoconference.
Class details and registration information are listed below or visit the website
Space fills up quickly, so we encourage you to register soon if you are interested. Register online at bit.ly/ces-workshops or download the attached registration form to pay with check via mail or in person.
Registration is accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. (Sorry, we cannot reserve your spot in class until we receive payment in full.)
We hope you can join us this year!
Description: Alaska Master Gardeners are volunteers for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service located in communities throughout the state. To become a Master Gardener, you must complete 40 hours of horticultural training and, in return, volunteer 40 hours of time to your community. A certificate is awarded to those who successfully complete the class; an honorary badge is presented to those who fulfill the volunteer commitment.
Prerequisites: The prerequisites for becoming a Master Gardener include a familiarity with Alaska gardening conditions and a commitment to 40 hours of volunteer service time.
Topics: Class will cover the following topics (order may vary; subject to change). Students are encouraged to attend all classes so they don’t fall behind. If a class is missed, please ask a classmate for copies of handouts and notes that you missed.
• Volunteer Service
• Basic Horticulture
• Plant Classification
• Botany: Plant Structures and Functions
• Soil Structure, Function and Management
• Houseplants: Requirements and Care, Plant Propagation, Pruning
• Vegetable Gardening
• Fruit and Berry Crops
• Composting and Water Quality
• Greenhouse Gardening
• Plant Disease: Principles, Causes and Care
• Lawn Establishment and Maintenance
• Insect and Mammal Pests: Identification and Control
• Flowers and Bulbs (perennials and annuals)
• Home Landscaping
• Woody Ornamentals
• Open book/take home exam
Schedule: The 2014-15 Master Gardener Class will meet Tuesdays, Oct. 7–Feb. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Please note there will be no class on the following dates: Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.
Location: Classes meet at the UAF Cooperative Extension Service Tanana District Classroom, 724 27th Ave., Ste. 2, which is located in the southwest corner of the Fairbanks Community Food Bank building. Occasionally, students will meet at other locations around town for field trips.
Parking: Since classes take place after business hours, students are welcome to park in front of the building in the FNSB Career Education Center’s parking lot. However, if you need to plug in your vehicle during extreme temperatures, please park in our reserved lot at 27th Avenue and Rickert Street (just a quick hop across the street). Electricity is available at 20 degrees and colder and cycles at 30-minute intervals. No UAF parking decal, permit or quarters required! (Speaking of extreme temperatures — our
cold weather cutoff is 30 below.)
Fee: Registration fee is $300 with a 40-hour volunteer commitment. The fee covers class supplies and includes the Sustainable Gardening: The Alaska Master Gardener Manual, available for pickup at first class.
Registration: Return the attached registration form with your fee payment, or register online with your credit card at bit.ly/ces-workshops. Class size is limited to 30 students, and registration is accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. (Sorry, we cannot reserve your spot in class until we receive payment in full.)
Mail List: If you are unable to attend class this year but would like to remain on our mailing list for notification of a future class, please indicate this at the bottom of the registration form and return it.
Questions? Contact the instructor, Steven Seefeldt, at 907-474-2423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download your registration form