If you have a green thumb, or want to grow one, the Master Gardener Certification Program from OSU Lincoln County Extension is for you.
Now accepting applications for its 2018 season, the course provides 66 hours of comprehensive instruction, covering home and community horticulture on the Oregon Coast. Apprentices then complete a 60-hour volunteer internship, grounding their newly earned skills in practical experience.
Classes are held every Tuesday from 9 am to 4:15 pm between January 9 and March 27 at the Newport campus of Oregon Coast Community College.
The course fee of $220 which includes all speakers’ fees and course materials. Two commercial slots, not subject to the internship requirement for certification, are available for $450 apiece.
Meanwhile, the Lincoln County Master Gardener’s Association is funding two need-based partial scholarships for qualified applicants.
For more information, go to extension.oregonstate.edu/Lincoln or contact Liz Olsen, program coordinator, at 541-574-6534.