Register now for the Spring Alaska Master Gardener Online Course

Course Dates: May 26 to August 14, 2015

Register here selecting either 50164 ED F595P AK Master Gardener Online or 50238 NRM F595P AK Master Gardener Online from the drop-down menu. You can also register through UAOnline. The Summer 2015 Alaska Master Gardener Online Course 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  however it is not required for the course.

If you prefer to participate in a classroom-based course, go here to see where 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.  One example of a qualified volunteer activity is writing for the  Alaska Master Gardener Blog.

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, 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

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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