2020 Extension ProHort Core Course
Choose how you learn!
At-Your-Own-Pace starting January 6, 2020
Fridays & Saturdays 9:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., January 10th through February 1st
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - MacMillan Auditorium
ProHort is for industry professionals, homeowners, educators and anyone looking for comprehensive horticulture foundation education from University of Minnesota Extension. The ProHort Core Course includes the same online and in-person classes offered for the Master Gardener Volunteer Core Course. Receive the same instruction without the obligation of volunteering or continuing education!
This course consists of 14 modules
- Botany & Horticulture
- Soils, Composting & Fertilizers
- Herbaceous Plants
- Woody Plants
- Lawn Care
- Weed Management
- Growing Vegetables
- Growing Fruit
- Indoor Plants
- Plant Pathology
- Plant Diagnostics
- Living with Wildlife
How it works - online
Registered participants will be
automatically enrolled in the online course. You will receive course
login information and details by email on January 6, 2020. and The
online course consists of 14 modules, each with a knowledge quiz at the
end. The online course is self-paced, and you will have access to all
the online information, modules, and quizzes starting January 6, 2020.
You will have until December 2020 to work through any or all of the
material. A reference manual will be sent to you prior to the course
start date, approximately mid-December.
Expect an average of 40 - 60 hours to complete all the course material and quizzes.
Choose how you learn!
fee includes your choice of learning options. You may complete all the
material online at your own pace, OR choose to attend any or all of the
in-person sessions with University experts at the Minnesota Landscape
Arboretum. Registered participants will receive an email with a calendar
of dates that each module will be covered in person at the Arboretum
(in-person dates: Jan. 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25, Jan 31st
& Feb 1st). You can mix-and-match online and in-person modules as
desired to suit your schedule and learning preferences.
Certificates of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion by passing each of the 14 online knowledge quizzes that are available after each module.
fee for cancellations on or before December 15, 2019. No refunds
after December 15. Course registration is transferable through January
Core course registration deadline: December 1, 2019
$590 cost includes Arboretum admission for in-person sessions, course fee and materials