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Master Gardener Training Course (Lapeer County)

Sponsoring Organization: MSUE

Date: August 24, 2017

Start Time: 5:00 p.m.

End Time: 9:00 p.m.

Location : Heritage Church – Imlay City Campus (543 N Cedar St. M-21 and M-53)

Description of the Event: Imlay City Master Gardener Training Course (Fall 2017). 

Contact Information: 
Jackie Delisi
Phone: (989) 751-0230

We are pleased to announce that MSU Extension in Lapeer County is offering a new course for those interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer. The Master Gardener Volunteer Class will begin August 24, 2017 and run for 15 weeks, to December 7, 2017. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Heritage Church – Imlay City Campus (543 N Cedar St. M-21 and M-53). You will receive your comprehensive Master Gardener training manual and class schedule on the first day of class. Each week the lecture will cover a different area of horticulture. Topics will include: Plant Science, Soil Science, Lawn Care, Annual and Perennial Flowers, Woody Ornamentals, Tree Fruit and Small Fruit, Vegetables, Household Pests, Indoor Plants, Water Quality, and Diagnosing Plant Problems. The MSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a volunteer leadership training program, and community volunteering in horticulture-related activities is required upon completion of the training. 

Cost for the class is $300.00 (which includes the 1000 page training manual, and any additional class materials). To become a certified Master Gardener Volunteer, 40 hours of volunteer public service is required (within 12 months of completing the class). Several opportunities are available for volunteering (and will be detailed during class). Partial scholarship funds are available to eligible participants.

Applications must be completed online. The Master Gardener Volunteer class application deadline is August 16, 2017. Interested participants are encouraged to apply early, and pay by credit card. Checks will be accepted, but your spot will not be reserved until the payment is received. Seating is limited, so register now!

You may also come into the Lapeer County office to register and payment can also be accepted. The Lapeer County MSU Extension office is located in the John T. Rich Building – 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.).

For questions on the registration process, contact Jackie Delisi ( or (989) 751-0230.


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling the Extension Staff in charge of the program 2 weeks prior to the program or activity to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.

Education Credit Hours: N/A

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