Calumet County Master Gardener Volunteer Training to Begin – Fall 2016
Calumet County Master Gardeners (MGs) are individuals who have an interest in horticulture and have taken Master Gardener training offered by UW-Extension. MGs share their time and knowledge with others. It is the acquisition of knowledge, the skill of gardening, and the giving back to the community that distinguishes UW-Extension MGs from other gardeners. Level I Training will be hosted in Calumet County from September 27 through December 13. Level I Training will cost $100 per person. Course fee includes 12 classes, training manuals, access to supplemental materials, and a 1 year membership in the state and local associations. Classes will meet Tuesday evenings at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, (Room #017 – lower level) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
This year, a flipped classroom approach will be used. Students will watch video lectures at home, and class will be a time for students to inquire about the lecture content, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in hands-on activities. Topics include: botany, soils, woody ornamentals, herbaceous ornamentals, entomology, plant pathology, weeds, lawn care, vegetables, fruits, and backyard wildlife. For students who do not have access to a computer, accommodations to watch the videos can be made in the UWEX office during normal business hours.
To earn Master Gardener certification, individuals must also volunteer a minimum of 24 hours at one of our selected projects.
Registration material (Application, Volunteer Agreement, Consent to Background Check, and $100 payment – payable to Calumet County Master Gardeners) are due to the Calumet County UW-Extension Office, 206 Court Street, Chilton, WI 53014 by September 8.
The required forms can be found here:
For more information about the Calumet County Master Gardener program or Level 1 Training contact:
University of Wisconsin-Extension Calumet County
206 Court Street
Chilton, WI 53014
(920) 849-1450 x2