Monday, April 30, 2012

National Garden Clubs' Gardening Study School

California Garden Clubs
Humboldt District
Spring 2012
Gardening Study School
  • The school will run for two days (Friday and Saturday) from 9:00 to 3:30.
  • Those taking the exams will have from 3:30 to 5:00 to complete the exams
  • You must pass the exams to become a NGC Gardening Consultant
There will be 4 courses:
  • Course 1 October 12 & 13 Basic Botany, Soils, Houseplants, Propagation
  • Course 2 January 4 & 5 Diseases and garden pests, Container Gardening.
  • Growing Vegetables, Growing lawns and or lawn alternatives
  • Course 3 April 5 & 6 Factors that influence plant growth, Pruning, Growing
  • Outdoor Flowers, Tour Botanical Garden, Plant Taxonomy
  • Course 4 July 12& 13 Outdoor Identification of Plants, Specialized Styles of Gardening, Growing Woody Ornamentals, Growing Fruit, Home Irrigation techniques.
Location:
The lectures will be at the University of California Agriculture Extension Building
located at 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, CA 95503 and other locations.

Required Materials:
The required readings will be from “Living with Plants”, Schumann cost $24.95, “Secrets to Great Soil” by Stell cost $19.95 and the Sunset Western Garden Book which many of us already have on hand. Each person is responsible for ordering the books from the National Garden Clubs 1-800-550-6007.

Fees:
Course fee (2 days—includes lunches) is $75.00
Discount fee if you are a member of a CGCI, Humboldt District Club $60.00
1-day fee (includes lunch) is $40.00
Exam fee: $5.00
CGCI Refresher fee: $5.00
Univ. Of Calif Master Gardener Refresher fee $5.00

Contact Information:
Mary Lou Goodwin, Chairman
mgoodwin@northcoast.com
707-442-1387

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