This course is designed for Vermont gardeners interested in learning science-based information on a wide range of gardening topics including basic botany, vegetable gardening, perennials and annuals, ecological soil management, insect and disease pests, tree care, pollinator plants, landscape design, and tree and small fruit management. Students learn from University faculty and horticulture industry experts.

This is a 16-week online course available to students in two Tracks: Track 1 (Volunteer Certification Track) and Track 2 (at-your-own pace). See detailed information about the course at: https://go.uvm.edu/emgcourse. The course portal is open from January 19 to May 31, 2024.

The fee for this course is $400 for Vermont residents and $550 for out-of-state residents.

Registration for the 2024 course closed on January 12, 2024. Contact our office to be notified about the 2025 course.