Upcoming Master Gardener Program: Apply Now!

Apply for Level 1 Mater Gardener Training: Oneida County

Date: February 8, 2018 – July 12, 2018 (every other Thursday)

Orientation and Information Session on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost: $100

Contact: Merry Lehner

Phone: (715) 365-2753

Email: merry.lehner@ces.uwex.edu


Event InformationMaster Gardener Training at UW-Extension of Oneida County

  • Improve your gardening skills and becoming a community leader through volunteering.
  • Become a Master Gardener Volunteer.
  • Master Gardener Volunteers in Oneida County provide horticulture education, community service, and environmental stewardship for the community in affiliation with the University of Wisconsin Extension.

Training to become a Master Gardener Volunteer will be hosted in Oneida County from February 1, 2018 through July 12, 2018. The cost is $100, which includes 36 hours of training, a training manual, and one year memberships at the state and local level. Classes will meet every other Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the UW-Extension Office of Oneida County, located in the Lower Level of the Airport, 3375 Airport Road, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501.

A flipped classroom approach will be used for training.  Students will watch video lectures at home, and class will be a time for students to inquire about the lecture content, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in labs and hands-on activities.  Topics include: botany, soils, woody ornamentals, herbaceous ornamentals, entomology, plant pathology, weeds, lawn care, vegetables, fruits, and backyard wildlife.  For students who do not have access to a computer, accommodations to watch the videos can be made in the UWEX office during normal business hours.

Interested participants are required to attend a short orientation about the Master Gardner Volunteer program on February 1st from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the UW-Extension Conference Room, 3375 Airport Road, Rhinelander, WI, 54501 in the Conference Center, located in the lower level of the Airport.  Registration material can be obtained and submitted that evening.  Completion of a Volunteer Agreement, Consent to Background Check, Criminal Background Check, and $100 payment are the paperwork to be completed. The deadline to apply for the program is February 8, 2018, which is the first day of class.  Refunds may be less processing and handling; no refunds after class begins.

For more information, contact Merry Lehner at (715) 365-2753 or merry.lehner@ces.uwex.edu.


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