Lawn & Garden
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
|Aug. 10||Training and Introduction Course|
|Aug. 14 - 18||Soil and Composting|
|Aug. 21 - 25||Basic Botany|
|Aug. 28 - Sept. 1||Integrated Pest Managment|
|Sept. 4 - 8||Beneficial and Pest Insects|
|Sept. 11 - 15||Plant Diseases|
|Sept. 18 - 22||Plant Care and Management|
|Sept. 25 - 29||Woody Ornamentals|
|Oct. 2 - 6||Catch-Up Week|
|Oct. 9 - 13||Home Lawns & Weed Management|
|Oct. 16 - 20||Vegetable Gardening|
|Oct. 23 -27||Fruit Crops|
|Oct. 30 - Nov. 3||Annuals and Perennials|
|Nov. 9||Plant Diagnostics and Class Wrap-Up|
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.
To troubleshoot issues with registration, contact Emily Bornstein.