Master Gardener – Dig In

Master Gardener Program

By rhondacarrier

I  was accepted into the Florida Master Gardener Program. My goals are to learn more about managing my garden here in Florida and to get to know other gardeners in the area. I’m pleased that volunteering is required for the program. I had planned to volunteer somewhere in the community, so I look forward to exploring volunteer options.

The orientation is this Thursday. Classes are every Wednesday starting in Feb for 10 weeks. Some of the topics are:

  • Landscape Pitfalls
  • Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program
  • Pesticides and Pesticide Labeling
  • Soils and Fertilizers
  • Basic Principles of Landscape Design
  • Basic Botany
  • Nutrient Deficiencies and their Causes
  • Trees in the Urban Landscape
  • Intro to Plant Pests (Basic Entomology, Basic Nematology, Household Pests, Basic Pathology, Weeds, Weed I.D. Activity)
  • Plants & Water: How Plants Deal with Drought
  • Florida Lawns
  • Turf and Ornamental Insect Pests and Diseases
  • The Junior Master Gardener Program,
  • Vegetables
  • Technology for Master Gardeners
  • Customer Service
  • Wicked Weeds: Invasive Plants
  • Compost Happens
  • Water-Wise
  • Rain Barrel Workshop
  • Backyard Wildlife Habitat
  • Propagation & Tropical Fruits
  • Discovery Garden Docent Training
  • Soil Testing
  • Drought-Resistant Plant I.D.

Dig In

I’m ready to dig in and get to work.