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What is Garden-U?

Garden-U is a horticulture course offered online only and taught by Alabama Extension agents and specialists. Classes include research-based gardening information on topics such as home lawns, trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flowers, and vegetable gardening. 

Master Gardener and Garden-U Class Schedule

DateClassLive Review (Hosted on Zoom)
Jan. 30 - Feb. 3Training and Introduction CourseLive Class Feb. 2 from 10:30 - 11 a.m.
Feb. 6 - 10Soil and Plant NutritionInteractive Q & A Feb. 9 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 13 - 17Basic BotanyInteractive Q & A Feb. 16 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 20 - 24IPMInteractive Q & A Feb. 23 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 27 - March 3Plant DiseasesInteractive Q & A March 2 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
March 6 - 10Beneficial and Pest InsectsInteractive Q & A March 9 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
March 13 - 17Plant Care and ManagementInteractive Q & A March 16 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
March 20 - 24Catch Up WeekCatch Up Week
March 27 - 31VegetablesInteractive Q & A March 30 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
April 3 - 7 FruitInteractive Q & A April 6 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
April 10 - 14Woody OrnamentalsInteractive Q & A April 13 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
April 17 - 21 Annuals and PerennialsInteractive Q & A April 20 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
April 24 - 28Home LawnsInteractive Q & A April 27 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
May 1 - 5Landscape DesignInteractive Q & A May 4 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
May 8 - 12Communication SkillsInteractive Q & A May 11 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
by May 30Final Exam / Post TestFinal Exam / Post Test

Who can participate?

Not interested in volunteering? Unable to travel? Interested in research-based gardening? Then you are eligible to register for the Extension horticulture training course as a Garden-U participant and receive a certificate upon completion of the training! Note that because there is no volunteer commitment, Garden-U participants do not become Alabama Master Gardeners.

How to Register

Register online before the January 23, 2023 deadline.

The Garden-U course is self-paced and participants will have access to online materials for one year. Course materials will be sent to your mailing address. The course fee is $250.

More Information

To troubleshoot issues with registration, contact Emily Bornstein. 

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