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 https://www.uaf.edu/files/ces/districts/tanana/MG-Course-Agenda-2018.pdf
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 http://www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/tanana/mg/
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.
$300, includes all course materials and the primary text Alaska's Sustainable Gardening Handbook
October 5, 2018
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.
Julie Riley, Horticulture Agent, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Tanana District, plus guest speakers.
University Park Building, 1000 University Avenue, Fairbanks. The classroom is across from the Cooperative Extension Service Tanana District office in room 109.