The Summer Alaska Master Gardener Online Course is now in session

Course Dates: May 26 to August 14, 2015

The Summer 2015 Alaska Master Gardener Online Course is now in session. It is an intensive course that will give you the tools to not only create a Sustainable Landscape wherever you live in Alaska--but also help others do the same. Educators taking the class will be asked to create gardening based lesson plans (those who sign up for ED F595P. Those who sign up for NRM F595P will be asked to create blog posts for the Alaska Master Gardener Blog. This course is worth 3 credits at the 500 level. The course is offered through UAF eLearning using Blackboard Learn. 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.

Back to Top