Gardening & Horticulture - General
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Grow your green thumb with helpful advice from industry experts, researchers and professionals! Learn best practices, useful tips, and proven techniques for keeping your yard and garden healthy and sustainable in Minnesota.

2022 Extension ProHort Core Course

Online Class At-Your-Own-Pace starting January 6, 2022 
ProHort is for industry professionals, homeowners, educators and anyone looking for comprehensive horticulture foundation education from University of Minnesota Extension. The ProHort Core Course includes the same online classes offered for the Master Gardener Volunteer Core Course. Receive the same instruction at the same time, without the obligation of volunteering or continuing education!

This course consists of 14 modules that can be completed online, at-your-own-pace. There is a knowledge quiz at the end of each module:
  • Botany & Horticulture
  • Soils, Composting & Fertilizers
  • Herbaceous Plants
  • Woody Plants
  • Lawn Care
  • Weeds
  • Growing Vegetables
  • Growing Fruit
  • Indoor Plants
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Diagnostics
  • Entomology
  • Living with Wildlife

There is also an optional Introductory Live-Online Meet-and-Greet with the Course Assistant, and optional weekly Live-Online Facilitated Q&A Sessions on Thursday evenings.

Registered participants will receive a course manual, and those who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion.

$550 Arb member or member of Endorsing Organization/$590 non-member, includes manual and optional Q&A sessions

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ProHort Course 2022

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