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The Garfield County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Colorado Master Gardener Training Program

The Colorado Master Gardener Program offered by CSU Extension allows local gardening enthusiasts to learn more about gardening practices in the Rocky Mountains. The 10 weeks of core training courses that will occur through hybrid instruction:  online, live webinars (also recorded) and in-person when possible.

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Colorado Master Gardener Program

Following training, apprentices are encouraged to engage in local projects which vary widely. We require a 50-hour volunteer commitment your first year. There is a two-year Apprentice option that allows 60-hours to be completed over 2 years. Please note: We understand the barriers COVID-19 has placed on in-person volunteering. While we are offering creative volunteer opportunities, we are very flexible and understand these unique circumstances. Tuition is $200.

Colorado Gardener Certificate
The Colorado Gardener Certificate (CGC) option is used widely by Green Industry professionals. Other participants that do not wish to volunteer will find the certificate option a good fit. The cost for this program is $530.00.