***May 2011 – New and Timely On-Line Class:
Earth-Kind Drought Preparedness. Go to: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/drought/ , go through the entire section and complete and submit the On-line Evaluation to earn 2 Continuing Education Hours beyond the standard limit of 3 CEUs per year during calendar year 2011.
Ongoing Training — On-Line; Earn up to 3 CEU’s per year.
Tomato Growing 101 – $10, https://agrilifevents.tamu.edu/events/details.cfm?id=641
The best garden is a well planned garden, so while you wait for spring, get ready for the best tomato harvest by taking the new online course Tomato 101 – The Basics of Growing Tomatoes. This course teaches all aspects of growing tomatoes in a home garden, at your own pace and in your own home.
The course covers: Garden and soil preparation, Plant selection and training, Fertilization, Irrigation, Weed, disease and insect control, and General care. A short quiz at the end of each section lets you review what you learned before moving on, and at the completion of the course generates a certificate for you (one hour CEU credit). So, take a seat by your computer and dream about those summer tomatoes while you go through Tomato 101.
MASTER GARDENER EARTH-KIND ON-LINE TRAINING
Welcome to the EARTH-KINDTM On-Line Master Gardener Training web site. This program is designed to provide information on a variety of environmentally friendly (EARTH-KINDTM) practices for use in the home landscape and garden. As your interest and knowledge in this area grows you will have an increased awareness of the many programs, practices and activities that are EARTH-KINDTM.
Texas Master Gardeners can select from any of these on-line modules to obtain up to 3 hours of re-certification education credits in a calendar year. Each module is worth 1 hour of credit. Master Gardeners are encouraged not to seek re-certification credit for training modules they have completed in previous years.
Progress through the training program is tracked “on-line” and the results for each completed module are automatically forwarded to the Master Gardener Coordinator.
Participation in the EARTH-KINDTMOn-Line Master Gardener Training will assist Texas AgriLife Extension Service to promote principles and practices that help conserve and protect our state’s valuable natural resources. Working together we can create a healthy and sustainable environment.
PLANT PATHOLOGY ON-LINE TRAINING COURSE
The course through Ohio State University is labeled “New Non-Credit Course: Sick Plants in a Hungry World.” What is this course? It is a ten module (not highly technical) information course you take at your own pace, within a ten week time limit after starting, at a cost of $35. If you took an equivalent course at SABOT or SACC, you’d spend at least $35 in gas, not to mention lunch and impulse shopping just because you were in the area. You cannot claim college credits for the course, but the time spent on your computer taking the modules, reading the supplied reading assignments, and taking the self-tests can count as Master Gardener Advanced Training hours.
To learn more about the class, go to: Online Plant Pathology Training Course Info
To register for the class, visit: Online Plant Pathology Training Course Registration