Extension Gardener Online Course Series
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Garden and Landscape Classes Online!
Do you want to learn more about growing edibles and ornamentals — everything from soils on up including design, care, pest management and more? Does your busy schedule prevent you from taking face-to-face classes?
The NC State Extension Gardener program is proud to offer a series of fully online, asynchronous Garden and Landscape Courses that cover everything from soils to edibles, pests to weeds, herbs to trees, and most things in between.
These are NOT Extension Master Gardener℠ certification courses. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer please contact the Extension Master Gardener Coordinator in your county for information on training requirements and volunteer opportunities.
The courses include interactive forums, hands-on activities, and presentations from experts around the state. Lifetime access to the Top Hat interactive version of the Extension Gardener Handbook is included in the price of the class.
You can complete the course on your own schedule during the 6-week period! Depending on your interest you could spend several hours a week or more engaged in the interactive online content and videos.
- Register for individual courses for $149 each, or
- Register for all 5 courses for $399 and save $346!
- Receive an early bird discount of $10 if you enroll 3 weeks before the course start date.
- Master Gardener volunteers and JC Raulston Arboretum volunteers can receive a $30 discount Check with your consumer horticulture agent or volunteer coordinator for the promotional code.
Sign up for the 5-course series at any time during the year. The courses are stand-alone and none of them require the completion of other courses prior to enrollment. The schedule for 2024 will be similar to 2023 so you can start the 5-course series with any course during 2023 and simply continue in the series through 2024.
Complete all 5 of the 6-week courses and earn a
Garden and Landscape Certificate of Mastery
from the NC State Extension Gardener program
in the Department of Horticulture Science.
2023 and 2024 Schedule
Each course is $149
- Identification and Trouble Shooting Insects, Diseases, and Disorders
- May 15 – June 25, 2023
- Register Now for Pest Management!
- Landscape Design with Herbaceous, Woody, and Native Plants
- July 17 – Aug 27, 2023
- Register Now for Landscape Design!
- Lawn Management and Weeds
- Sept 18 – Oct 29, 2023
- Register Now for Lawn Management and Weeds!
- Fundamentals: Soils and Plants
- Jan 15- Feb 26, 2024
- Registration Information Coming Soon
- Edibles: Herbs, Vegetables, Small Fruits, and Tree Fruits and Nuts
- March 18 – April 29, 2024
- Registration Information Coming Soon
Dr. George Place has a Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Science from NC State University and experience as a Peace Corp Volunteer working on local food security in Panama, and as a Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent and County Director in Catawba County, North Carolina. He joined the NC Extension Gardener team in 2022 to direct the Extension Gardener online garden and landscape courses and to coordinate the online Therapeutic Horticulture classes.
Additional Horticulture Experts from NC State make cameo appearances throughout the course.
Contact Dr. George Place, Extension Gardener Online Course Instructor, at email@example.com with any questions.