About the Master Gardener Program
How do I become a Master Gardener?
To be certified, Master Gardeners must complete an application form, LiveScan and training course, then pass an exam. After certification, UCCE Master Gardeners volunteer a minimum of 50 hours in the first year and 25 volunteer hours each year thereafter. There is also a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education required annually. Volunteer activities in Trinity County include workshops, technical assistance to school and community gardens and an information booth at the Farmers Markets and Fair. Volunteer activities focus on educating the community, not garden labor.
In the past, the course was offered and subsidized by the University of California. Due to budget cuts, that funding has ended. Shasta College is now offering the training as a 3 credit course (AGEH-60) with their regular fees. Financial aid is available for select students. New students must apply for admission to Shasta College, then register for the class. Returning students can just register for the class. For more information about admission, registration, fees and financial aid, contact the Weaverville campus at 623-2231. The next Master Gardener class is offered in the fall semester (beginning August 2017) at the Redding campus.
If you have any questions about the Master Gardener program, you can contact Carol Fall at 623-3746 x1 or email@example.com
For more information about the statewide California Master Gardener Program, click here.
News from the Statewide Master Gardener Program
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