Is Gardening Your Passion?

Master Gardener Training

September 11th through October 11th, 2001
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Humboldt County Extension Office
1085 Fairgrounds Road
Winnemucca, NV 89445

For more information, call 775.623.6304

Registration Deadline: August 20, 2001

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Who are Master Gardeners?
Master gardeners are people who are trained in the finer points of gardening to improver their own knowledge and to share it with others. As volunteers, Master Gardeners conduct plant clinics, perform soil tests, answer telephone inquiries, staff booths at fairs and home shows, and help develop demonstration gardens. Master Gardeners also apply their knowledge to improver their own gardens and landscapes. The Master Gardener program has been operating in Northern Nevada since 1976.
Who Conducts the Training?
Classes are taught by environmental horticulturists from university of Nevada Cooperative Extension and other specialists from the University and the Nevada Division of Agriculture.
What Do Master Gardeners Learn?
The classes cover a wide range of gardening topics including:
  • Basics of botany
  • Identification and control of insects and plant diseases
  • Appropriate water use in the garden
  • Growing fruit trees
  • Lawn Care
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Planting techniques
  • Fertilizer use
  • Pruning practices
How long is training?
Class time totals about 45 hours, spread over 5 consecutive weeks.
When and Where are Classes?
Classes are offered via interactive video conference at the Humboldt County Extension office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 beginning September 11th and ending October 11th, 2001. A fee of $100 is charged to cover instructional material, refreshments and program materials which include a comprehensive Master Gardener Handbook.
Volunteer Community Service
Master Gardeners agree to 40 hours of community service. Once the community service is completed, students become Certified Master Gardeners. A variety of community service activities are available.
  • Respond to telephone calls from homeowners
  • Assist clientele that come to the extension office
  • Provide non-biased, correct answers that do not promote a product, an institution or a business
  • Participate in design and operation of exhibits, displays and demonstrations
  • Promote Cooperative Extension and Master Gardener programs whenever possible
  • Develop a topic of interest area so that you can share it with others by giving talks or programs
  • Make presentations to 4-H groups, youth organizations, garden clubs, etc.
  • Participate and organize grade school Arbor-Day and horticulture tours
  • Design and plant park gardens and public areas