Master Gardener Course Offered


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Master Gardeners Course

Do you have some time on your hands and would like to get involved in a new interest? Do you enjoy helping your neighbors?

Are you interested in trying new things? Do you enjoy vegetable gardening or flower gardening, or both? Would you like to learn about the latest gardening information from Penn State experts?

Master Gardeners of Pike County are looking for people who are interested in gardening and who want to share that passion with the Pike County community. The group is offering a Master Gardener course that will run from October through March. All classes will be held online via Adobe Connect on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The course is $175 and $50 will be returned upon completion.


The class schedule includes, Botany, Plant Propagation, Soils, Fertilizing and Composting, Plant Pathology, Vegetables, Entomology, Pesticide Safety, Weed and Invasive Species, Turf and Grass Management, Woody Ornamentals, Pruning, Landscape Design, Herbaceous, Native and Indoor Plants and Trees and Small Fruits.

Who Are The Master Gardeners of Pike County?

The Master Gardeners of Pike County are involved in many rewarding activities. The group holds workshops at the Pike County Public Library, has developed programs for elementary schools throughout the area, hosts a weekly hotline to answer all kinds of gardening questions and even mans a booth at the Milford Farmers Market every Sunday.

Often, the master gardeners provide consultations for Community Gardens and other gardens in Pike County. Their first, day-long, workshop, “Gardenfest” held in May, was a great success. Additionally, in the next year the group plans to break ground on a garden to commemorate the life of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II.

There is something for everyone.

The group has many ideas, but could always use more like-minded people to get involved.

Sign Up

To sign-up, you must call the Penn State Extension office 570–296–3400 by September 30.

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