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Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL 61821
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Vermilion County Master Gardeners
2018 Online Master Gardener Training
2018 Master Gardener Training Online Information
The University of Illinois Extension will offer Master Gardener training online as an option for those who would like to take the Master Gardener course, but due to work schedules or travel concerns are unable to attend one of the face-to-face training programs. The online option may not be offered in every county- so check with your local Extension office to be sure that it is offered in the county in which you live. The 2018 class will run from mid-January through early June coinciding with spring semester on the U of I campus.
Contact your local Extension office in Danville IL 217-442-8615 for an application and to begin the application process.
The 2018 Master Gardener Online Training will include 13 modules with an introduction and 12 subject areas. Module topics include: Introduction; Botany; Soils and Fertilizers;Plant Diseases; Entomology; Integrated Pest Management;Annuals and Perennials; Trees, Shrubs, Woody Vines; Lawns;Small and Tree Fruits; Vegetables; Composting/Organic Gardening; and Living with Wildlife.
Each module will consist of several videos; therefore, a strong internet connection is highly recommendedEach module includes an open book online quiz. As appropriate quiz questions are included after the video concerningthat topic rather than all quiz questions at end of module.Final exam is also online and openbook.
The online training is designed to be viewed on a desktop, laptop, or tablet. Because the training is video - based, a strong internet connection is highly recommended.
Some of the modules will also have a resource section that will include downloadable and printable documents that can complement the training. Trainees should know how to download documents.
Training is self-paced and trainees can take classes (modules) in any order once they have completed the Introduction. Therefore, they could mirror what classes are being taught in local face-to-face training. Completion deadline is June 15, 2018.
If a trainee spends at least 4 hours per week on the training, it will take estimated 14 weeks to complete the training.
Online training is set to go live January 22, 2018.Modules will be available until June 15.