MSU Extension's popular Master Gardener Training will begin March 22nd in Cut Bank.

These classes provide the foundation of gardening knowledge to help others in their gardening pursuits!

The classes will be held once per week on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. at the MSU Glacier County Extension office located at 1210 E. Main in Cut Bank, in the green Courthouse Annex building.The dates and descriptions of the eight classes are:

  •  March 22, 6 - 8 p.m.: Welcome, Soils, Nutrients, and Fertilizer
  • March 29, 6 - 8 p.m., Plant Growth and Development
  • April 4, 6 - 8 p.m., Growing Vegetables
  • April 11, 6 - 8 p.m., Herbaceous Ornamentals and Native Plants
  • April 19, 6 - 8 p.m., Planting and Maintaining Trees and Shrubs
  • April 26, 6 - 8 p.m., Lawns and IrrigationMay 3, 6 - 8 p.m., Small Fruit, Fruit Trees, and Compost
  • May 10, 6 - 8 p.m., Introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Take Home Test Distributed
  • Take Home Test is due back by May 17 to Extension office

The cost of the class is $75, which includes the Master Gardener Handbook, classes, and a binder of resource materials. After completing the course, you will be required to complete 20 hours of volunteer hours in order to receive your certificate, and be certified as a Level 1 Master Gardener.

The Master Gardener Program was first started by the Washington State Cooperative Extension Service in 1972. It grew out of a need to meet an enormous increase in requests from home gardeners for horticultural information and education.

Master Gardeners have become a vital part of Extension’s ability to provide consumers with up-to-date reliable information. Master Gardening has also given its participants a sense of community spirit, accomplishment and intellectual stimulation.
For more information, please contact Glacier County Extension at 873-2239 or