Deadline for Master Gardener training in Batavia

Date(s) - Friday, Aug 24, 2018
5:00 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County will offer Master Gardener training this fall.

Classes will be held from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 5 through Nov. 14 at the Cooperative Extension office at 420 East Main St., Batavia. There will also be a full day of classes on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Pre-registration by Aug. 24 is required. Class size will be limited. No walk-ins will be allowed.

The fee is $225 per person, which includes all class sessions and materials. The Cornell Master Gardener manual is available on line.

To register, contact Brandie Waite at 585-343-3040, ext. 101; get the mail-in registration form here or stop by the Cooperative Extension office at 420 East Main St., Batavia.

Anyone interested in learning more about gardening may attend the course.

If you have a passion for volunteering and gardening, this training is the first step to becoming a Genesee County Master Gardener volunteer. Graduates of the program who are Genesee County residents are then eligible to apply to become a volunteer.  (Residents of other counties should contact their local Master Gardener program.) A Master Gardener volunteer should have a willingness to give back to the community and help put into practice what they learned during training. Enthusiasm for sharing their gardening skills and knowledge is a must.

Each class will focus on a different horticulture topic. Some of the topics include botany, diagnosing plant diseases, entomology, soils & fertilizers, lawn care, herbs, vegetable gardening, weed identification, woody ornamentals, pruning, tree and small fruits, perennials, annuals, integrated pest management and organic gardening.