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Buckeye Gardener Online Training

Started Aug 5, 2020

$350 Enroll

Full course description

Do you want to start gardening but don’t know where to start? Or do you already have some gardening experience and a love for learning? Then become a certified Buckeye Gardener!

The Ohio State University Extension Buckeye Gardener Online course is a certification program developed by the Ohio State University Extension. It provides training on topics such as botany, soils, insects, diseases, houseplants, fruit and vegetable production and much more! 

Once the course is completed, participants will be able to:

  • Design a garden
  • Match plant needs to garden locations
  • Propagate plants using a variety of methods and techniques
  • Identify issues and develop effective management strategies
  • Promote pollinators
  • Educate friends and neighbors about the science of gardening

Take this class anytime when you have the time. Participants will have access to the course materials for one year from the date of enrollment.

If you complete the training and decide to become a Master Gardener Volunteer, reach out to your county Extension office for more information on county programs. *Please note: The Buckeye Gardener Online course is not Master Gardener Volunteer training. For those wanting to continue on to become Master Gardener Volunteers, you will need to contact the Master Gardener coordinator for your county and complete the county-specific requirements to become a certified Master Gardener Volunteer.  For more information about county Master Gardener programs in Ohio, visit

If you have questions about the course please contact Jen Andon at or Erika Lyon at

There are NO REFUNDS for this course.

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