Dates of Next Course: TBA

The Alaska Master Gardener Online Course will give you the tools to not only create a sustainable landscape wherever you live in Alaska--but also help others do the same. The course is predominately self-paced although there are a few due dates to help keep you on track to complete the course work. Coursework consists of presentations (asynchronous), reading, quizzes, a final exam, and several assignments including writing for the Alaska Master Gardener Blog. The course fee is $375.

The Alaska Master Gardener Curriculum includes lessons on botany, starting plants, soil, composting, season extension, greenhouses, landscaping, house plants, entomology, pest management, plant disease diagnostics and sustainable gardening. The course also covers growing vegetables, fruits, berries and flowers.

All required reading material is provided in the course, digitally. Some students may wish to purchase a hard-copy of the Sustainable Gardening: Alaska Master Gardener Manual  but it is not required.

If you prefer to participate in a classroom-based course, go here to see where and when the nearest face-to-face course is and contact the instructor for more information.

Note: Students must complete 40 hours of volunteer service to become a Certified Alaska Master Gardener.

The Alaska Master Gardener Online Course is ideal for those who:

  • Want to study Sustainable Gardening in Alaska and volunteer 40 hours of their time to teach others what they learned.
  • Enjoy a self-paced, Online learning opportunity.
You will complete 12 self-paced lessons and quizzes, a book report, participate in ongoing discussions, write two blog posts, and complete a final exam. On average, the course takes students approximately 3 hours per week to complete. The course is pass/fail and the spring course is not for credit.
If you have questions, please see FAQs or contact us.

Alaska Master Gardener Blog

As part of the course and for volunteer hours, students write for the Alaska Master Gardener Blog.

If you would like to write for the Alaska Master Gardener blog, then contact us.

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