If your work schedule doesn’t allow you take Thursdays off or you don’t want to commit to 100 hours of volunteer time, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland is again offering a Green Gardener certification program.
The noncredit adult education program for gardening fans, professionals and entrepreneurs made its debut in 2009. Participants will get most of the same horticultural training and information that the aspiring master gardeners will receive. The Green Gardener program will include lectures, interactive workshops and practical outdoor training.
Topics include: Starting a Garden from Scratch; Seed Starting and Propagation; Organic Vegetable and Fruit Growing; Edible Landscaping; Garden Design; Sustainable Gardening; Solving Plant Problems; Container Gardening; Backyard Composting; Gardening with Herbs; Pruning Trees and Shrubs; and Water Saving Techniques.
The classes will be held on Thursdays — the times vary— beginning on Feb. 16 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland Education Center at 10 Patriot Hills Drive in Stony Point. They are open to all, including non-Rockland residents.
The full tuition costs $300 and includes five core classes and four electives, or you can pay $35 per class. Space is limited, and registration is due prior to each class.
For a registration brochure, visit www.rocklandcce.org, or contact Cornell at 845-429-7085 weekdays, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.