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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

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

More Information

To troubleshoot issues with registration, contact Emily Bornstein.