The Summer 2014 Online Class is now in session!

The next Alaska Master Gardener Online Course is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2015. Please check back for registration and dates of the next class.

The Alaska Master Gardener Online Course is an intensive, sustainable gardening class specific to Alaska growing conditions. This is a self-paced, Online course offered through Blackboard Learn. To become an Alaska Master Gardener, students must volunteer at least 40 hours of their time. One example of a volunteer activity is writing for the Alaska Master Gardener Blog.

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.

The Sustainable Gardening: Alaska Master Gardener Manual (used in the course) can be purchased here.

To see if a classroom-based Alaska Master Gardener Course is offered where YOU live,click here.

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.
The course is comprised of self-paced lessons, quizzes, a book report, three garden-based lesson plans, and a final exam. The course takes students approximately 3 hours per week to complete.
If you have questions, please see FAQs or contact us.

Alaska Master Gardener Blog

Alaska Master Gardeners volunteer their time by writing 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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