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Becoming a Master Gardener

Would you like to hone your gardening skills? Master Urban Gardener (MUG) is an intensive training for vegetable gardeners of all experience levels.

Now in its twenty-third year, MUG has long been a forum where both novice and experienced gardeners come to build their skills, sharing innovative and best practices for growing anywhere from the front porch to the community garden plot. MUG is an intensive, skill-building training for Massachusetts gardeners. Whether you’re just getting started or have been gardening for decades, MUG covers everything you need know to thrive in a Massachusetts community garden–from vegetable gardening and composting to community organizing. Topics include soil science, botany for gardeners, organic pest and disease management, edible native perennials, garden planning, starting a community garden, preserving the harvest, composting, and more.

Master Urban Gardener is open to community and residential gardeners who demonstrate a commitment to sharing skills with others. The Winter 2020 course will consist of two live Zoom sessions per week: Saturdays 10am-noon and Wednesdays 5-6:30pm from January 23 to March 13. Please note that these dates and times are subject to change. All sessions will be recorded but participants are expected to join live as often as they can.

Applications are due by January 1. Early applications are encouraged. The course fee is on an income-based sliding scale, ranging from $0 – $300.

Apply here by January 1 or email mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more.

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