|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2011|
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution offer continuing education courses that are focused on or related to sustainability?:
Number of sustainability continuing education courses offered :
Total number of continuing education courses offered:
Does the institution have a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
A brief description of the certificate program:
Sustainable gardening/Master Gardener Program
Alaska Master Gardeners are volunteers for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service located in communities throughout the state. To become a Master Gardener, you must complete 40 hours of horticultural training and in return, volunteer 40 hours of time.
The training provides a broad horticultural background and includes the topics of botany, soils, vegetable production using organic and conventional techniques, Integrated Pest Management, greenhouses, lawns, houseplants, trees/shrubs, flowers and invasive plants. The course is also taught via distance delivery using correspondence and online materials.
The prerequisites for becoming a Master Gardener include familiarity with Alaska gardening conditions and a commitment to 40 hours of volunteer time.
Year the certificate program was created:
The website URL where information about sustainability in continuing education courses is available :