Horticulture in El Paso County
Now Accepting Registrations for the 2014 Colorado Gardener Certificate Program.
Are you interested in learning more about gardening in the Pikes Peak region? The CSU Extension Colorado Gardener Certificate Program starts in January. Classes will be held from 8:30 am. - 4:00 p.m on Wednesdays from January 15 through March 12 at the El Paso County Extension office.
Core Topics include:
- Diagnostics (Jan 15)
- How Plants Grow and Woody Plant ID (Jan 22)
- Soil, Fertilizers, and Soil Amendments (Jan 29)
- Plant Pathology (Feb 5)
- Feb 12 - no class
- Entomology, with a focus on garden insects (Feb 19)
- Lawn Care (Feb 26)
- The Science of Planting Trees and Care of Woody Plants (Mar 5)
- Weed Management (Mar 12)
Additionally, Gardener Certificate students may attend up to three "Plus" classes, which are offered from March 18-April 4 on various days and in various front range counties.
Plus Classes include:
- Small Fruits
- Mountain Gardening
- Fire and Wildlife
- Trees and Shrubs for Front Range Landscapes
- Waterwise Landscape Design
The Colorado Gardener Certificate may be displayed in a place of business and the CGC title may be used in business marketing.
REGISTER NOW! Space is limited and available on a first-paid basis. Tuition is only $625* and includes the Science of Gardening manual and other training materials. Registration Form and payment must be received at the El Paso County CSU Extension Office by December 30, 2013. Click here to download the registration form.
For more information, visit http://www.cmg.colostate.edu/training or call 719-520-7690.
*Colorado Gardener Certificate Training is comparable to a four-credit class. Colorado State University tuition for a four-credit class is $1617 plus books and fees.
Colorado Master Gardener volunteers are available Monday and Wednesday from 9:00-noon.
305 S. Union, directly across from Memorial Park.
If you’re bringing in a grass sample, we need a shoebox size of half-dead, half-alive turf.
If you’re bringing in a tree branch or shrub, we need an 18” piece of half-dead and half-alive.