Master gardener course to begin on Sept. 11


The next master gardener training course gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.11, in the auditorium at the Ozaukee County Administration Center in Port Washington.

The 36-hour training program starts with an orientation that will give interested gardeners a better understanding of the learning potential and the expectations of master gardeners after graduation.  

The course runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 11 with much of the class time devoted to hands-on learning opportunities along with speakers.

Weekly topics include botany, soils, woody ornamentals, herbaceous ornamentals, entomology, plant pathology, weeds, pest management, lawn care, fruits and vegetables and more.

The fee is $150, which includes links to learning videos, printed materials and book and class time.

The course ends with an open book, take-home exam.  Class members must each get  a 70% or better to graduate.  

Master gardeners are required to complete 24 hours of volunteer service by Oct. 1, 2019, and become an active member of the Ozaukee Master Gardener chapter.

They must also undergo child abuse training and must submit to a state mandated background check.

For more information, visit  

The Administration Center is at 121 W. Main St.



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