MSU Extension Master Gardener Program Volunteers at Make a Senior Smile Day 2012
The MSU Extension Master Gardener Program
is a volunteer leader training program made of individuals enthusiastic about gardening. The Master Gardener Program in Wayne County is one of the largest and most active in the state of Michigan. Master Gardeners are a positive force in Wayne County typically donating over 20,000 volunteer hours a year in wide variety of horticulture and natural resource projects - and have fun while improving our quality of life. **New** MSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Management System
Report Volunteer and Education Hours through new database: https://michigan.volunteersystem.org/UniversalLogin.cfm
Upcoming Master Gardener Training Class
|Time||5:00pm - 9:00pm |
|Wayne County RESA / MSU Exentsion Auditoreum|
5454 Venoy Rd.
Wayne, MI 48184
(Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays)
Master Gardener Office
5454 Venoy Rd. Farmhouse
Wayne, MI 48184
phone: (734)729-3632 x103
|More Information / Enrollment||Will be online - coming soon....|
Participants in the Master Gardener Program attend classes learning basic horticultural principles and environmentally-sound gardening practices. They then provide a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service to their community.
The Master Gardener course provides an overview of these major horticultural subjects in a classroom setting:
- Plant Science - The basic biology of plants and how they grow and reproduce. Learn the various plant tissues and organs and how they relate to horticultural interest and value.
- Soil Science - Basic concepts of soil structure, pH, chemistry and fertility as well as fertilizers and soil amendments.
- Annual and Perennial Flowers - The selection, care and maintenance of annuals, biennials and perennials in the landscape.
- Household and Nuisance Pests - Basic biology and control of common household pests and wildlife in the home landscape.
- Indoor Plants - Growing plants not adapted to our climate in a controlled environment such as a home or greenhouse.
- Integrated Pest Management - Dealing with insect, disease and environmental problems using a wide range of alternatives including, but not limited to, chemical pesticides.
- Lawns - Selection, installation and maintenance of turf grass adapted to Michigan lawns.
- Small Fruits - Culture and care of strawberries, grapes, blueberries and raspberries in the home garden.
- Tree Fruits - Selection, planting, pruning and care of apples, pears, peaches, cherries and other fruit in the home orchard.
- Vegetable Gardening - Growing cool and warm season vegetables in Michigan gardens including season-extending options.
- Woody Ornamentals - Selection, planting, pruning and care of ornamental trees and shrubs in the home landscape.
- Gardening Practices to Protect Water Quality
- Diagnostics for Master Gardeners
Each session of the Master Gardener classes are held for 13 weeks plus a two hour orientation. Completing an application will add you to the waiting list.
After passing the MSU Extension Master Gardener course, trainees can choose from a wide variety of projects. And work with diverse organizations to earn their volunteer hours for certification.