Home Horticulture Certificate

Program Description



Home Horticulture is a voluntary educational program best suited for those interested in in-depth horticultural science content, and is a prerequisite for the Master Gardener Program. The Home Horticulture Certificate may be right for you if you are:

  • New to Northern Nevada and want to learn more about the science of gardening
  • Interested in expanding your own gardening knowledge and applying it to your own projects and/or
  • Don’t have time for or interest in volunteering

The program starts August 17, 2021 and ends September 16, 2021.  Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

The training is comprised of 10* online Zoom sessions:

  • Lay of the Land & Plants of the Nevada Landscape
  • Native Plants
  • Water Efficiency in the Landscape
  • Turf & Landscape Grasses
  • Gardening in Nevada Soils
  • Potting media & Container Gardening
  • Critters & Nuisance Pests
  • IPM & Lower Risk Pest Control
  • Flex Day, Q&A
  • Testing
*Must attend all sessions to obtain the Home Horticulture Certificate.

Earning a Certificate

To earn a Home Horticulture Certificate, all participants must:

  • Complete all classes
  • Have a passing score on post-class test
  • Have self-motivation and a desire to learn and be challenged

Fee: $185

**We do not offer individual class pricing.**



Program questions? 

Join an online orientation session to discuss the Home Horticulture and Master Gardener Programs

July 13th, 2021 | 10:00 am
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Registration Closed

July 15th, 2021 | 12:00 pm
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Registration Closed

August 3rd, 2021 | 12:30 pm
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