Master Gardener classes to be offered

Published 2:37 pm Friday, November 5, 2021

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From Chilton County Extension System Office

Early registration is open now for the 2022 Chilton County Master Gardener Volunteer Course.

The course, offered by the Chilton County Extension System Office, will begin Feb. 3.

The purpose of this nationwide Extension education program is to train interested gardeners to help others solve their home horticulture problems. The course is designed for non-professionals with an interest in increasing their gardening skills and helping others with the knowledge they have gained.

The classes will meet once a week on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for 15 weeks, and after completing the course, Master Gardener interns will be expected to give 50 hours of volunteer service to Extension and their communities. Any volunteer effort that relates to gardening will be accepted. Examples of volunteer efforts would include giving garden club programs, community garden projects, diagnosing plant problems or assisting the local Cooperative Extension Office in some way.

The Instructors are Specialists from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University Professors, Regional Extension Agents, Master Gardeners, and friends of the Extension System. The topics to be covered include Soils and Plant Nutrition, Plant Physiology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Care of Landscape Plants, Landscape Design, Plant Selection, Lawn Care, Weed Identification, Houseplants, Vegetable Gardening, Home Orchards and Plant Propagation.

To register, go to

Early Registration: Nov. 3 – Dec. 19 ($150)

Regular registration Dec. 20 – Jan. 23 ($200)

For more information about this fun and informative class contact the Chilton County Extension Office at 205-280-6268 or Nelson D. Wynn by e-mail at