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Certified Gardener Program From CSU Extension

Program Overview

Online Gardening Classes

Grow your abilities with the Certified Gardener program

Are you a green thumb? Happiest while knee-deep in dirt? Enjoy planting and watching things grow? Based on the Colorado Master GardenerSM curriculum, the Certified Gardener Program is your opportunity to learn the latest gardening techniques and become an authority for sharing your gardening know-how.

Start learning today. No application required.

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Need help keeping your indoor plants healthy and happy?

Check out our online houseplants course and learn how to successfully grow plants indoors, including light, temperature, humidity, water, and fertilizer. This course also provides an overview of common houseplants to help you better choose plants based on indoor conditions and required maintenance.

Take online gardening classes anytime, anywhere

While the program is based on content similar to a traditional master gardener program, online courses give you more flexibility to learn only what you want to learn, on your own schedule. You have the option to take courses individually, register for a “bundle” of courses on related topics, or complete the full program and earn a mastery badge. No matter if you are a backyard gardener, interested in learning more about landscaping, pruning, and home composting, or are a green industry professional, these online gardening classes can be tailored to help you meet your goals.

By taking this program, you will be able to:

  • Provide knowledge-based information to help gardeners protect and enhance their home landscape.
  • Use gardening therapy as a tool to develop individuals, strengthen families, and build communities.
  • Share ideas and build relationships with other students throughout the country in an online learning community.
  • Illustrate your expertise and competencies through the use of digital badges.

Digital badges illustrate expertise

The Certified Gardener Program from CSU Extension is one of the first programs at Colorado State University to award digital badges upon completion of noncredit courses. Once you earn them, you can share badges on your resume, website, e-portfolio, and on social media to illustrate for others the skills you have learned.

Learn more about digital badges, how they work, and what programs CSU currently offers.