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Then select "Nevada" as the state and "Horticulture" as the group and ask your question!

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Katelyn Brinkerhoff
Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator
ExtensionMasterGardener@unr.edu

Home Horticulture Certificate Program

The Home Horticulture Certificate Program is an online program developed by the University of Nevada, Reno Extension Horticulture team to provide basic horticulture education to homeowners, educators, and anyone interested in learning more about the Nevada landscapes, plants, and more.

About the Certificate Program

The program is completely online through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. The program includes pre-recorded lectures, reading, homework, and live Q & A sessions with horticulture professionals. Live Q & A sessions are hosted on Zoom.

Some topics covered in the course are: soils & plant nutrients, composting, native plants, small fruits, integrated pest management (IPM), and more.

After completing the final exam for the Home Horticulture Certificate Program you will Various native flowers in landscape surrounded by rock terracebe awarded a certificate of completion. There is no professional designation or title given after completing the program, but may be used on resumes as professional development.

The Home Horticulture Certificate Program is a pre-requisite for those interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer, please reach out to your local Extension office.

Cost

The cost of the Home Horticulture Certificate Program is $275. The funds from the program include course materials and support the UNR Extension horticulture program and staff. Additional reading materials will be suggested for participants to purchase on their own.

Advanced Home Horticulture Certificate Program 

The Advanced Home Horticulture Certificate Program is the non-volunteer track of the Extension Master Gardener training created by the University of Nevada, Reno Extension Horticulture team. It was developed for individuals that are interested in taking a deeper dive in topics covered in the Home Horticulture Certificate Program.

About the Advanced Home Horticulture Certificate Program

The program is completely online through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. The program includes pre-recorded lectures, homework, and readings. Chapters are assigned every Tuesday and Thursday. Participants will have until December 22nd to complete all materials and final exam at their own pace.

The Advanced Home Horticulture Certificate Program is part two of the two-part Home Horticulture Certificate series. It is not a requirement to complete part one, but at time material will reference part one chapters.

Some topics covered in the course are: diagnostics, insects, diseases & disorders, weeds and more.

After complete the final exam for the Advanced Home Horticulture Certificate Program you will be awarded a certificate of completion. There is no professional designation or title given after completing the program, but may be used on resumes as professional development.

Cost

The Cost of the Advanced Home Horticulture Certificate Program is $250. The funds from the program include course materials and support the UNR Extension horticulture program and staff. Additional reading materials will be suggested for participants to purchase on their own.

Take them back-to-back!

Take the two programs back-to-back for $450. That's a $75 discount! 
*Discount will be honored when registering for the Advanced Home Horticulture Certificate Program.

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Learn more about the program's team

Katelyn Brinkerhoff
Program Leader & Contact