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2018 Fairbanks Master Gardener Course

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This fast-paced course covers the basics of gardening in Interior Alaska with an emphasis on food production and organic growing. Class topics include soils, botany, vegetables, fruit, greenhouse production, annual & perennial flowers, trees & shrubs and lawns. Four of the sixteen classes focus on integrated pest management and the problems gardeners are most likely to encounter. The last class is an open-book exam. Please see the Fairbanks Master Gardener course agenda

Volunteer requirement: By registering for the Fairbanks Master Gardener Course, you are committing yourself to 40 hours of volunteer service. Please complete the Master Gardener Volunteer Application. More information on volunteer opportunities can be seen at

Course prerequisite: One year of Alaska gardening experience. If you do not meet the prerequisite but have a familiarity with Alaska gardening conditions, please contact Julie Riley at 907-230-7339 to discuss your qualifications.

Registration fee: $300, includes all course materials and the primary text Alaska's Sustainable Gardening Handbook.

Registration deadline: October 5, 2018

Tuition Waivers: On a first-come basis, a limited number of tuition waivers are available for those with financial need. If you wish to be considered for a waiver, before paying for the course please complete the Master Gardener Course Tuition Waiver Request and the Master Gardener Volunteer Application. Once your tuition waiver application has been reviewed, you will be contacted to let you know if it was approved.

Instructor: Julie Riley, Horticulture Agent, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Tanana District, plus guest speakers.

Location: University Park Building, 1000 University Avenue, Fairbanks. The classroom is across from the Cooperative Extension Service Tanana District office in room 109.


Class Details

17 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Thu

UAF CES Fairbanks District Office

Julie Riley 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/22/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/9/2018 - 12/6/2018 Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fairbanks, UAF CES Fairbanks District Office  Map Julie Riley