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Gardening Workshops

Summer Session: Advanced Training for Long Island Gardeners

Have you ever wanted to take the “Master Gardener” course but do not have time to volunteer? CCE Suffolk is now offering a 9-week online for our gardening community, based on the horticultural research and experience of Cornell University specialists and experts in their field. The Advanced Training for LI Gardeners (ATLIG) offers many of the same horticultural topics included in the Master Gardener Volunteer training, including botany for gardeners, soils, beneficial insects, composting, vegetable and fruit gardening, lawn care, plant diseases, climate resilient gardening, managing wildlife, pests and much more.

The next ATLIG course will begin on June 24 and end August 23, 2019, and will take place completely online. The course is designed to be an asynchronous, self-paced course where students will spend approximately 3 hours of study each week. There are no ‘live’ sessions scheduled, and lessons and assignments are completed on your own schedule by posted due dates.

To register, complete and return the Registration form before June 21, 2019.

Participants who successfully complete the course do not earn the title of Master Gardener, however will receive a certificate of completion of 40 hours of advanced training. The registration fee for this course is $375. Deadline to register is June 21, 2019, after June 21, registration fee is $400. 

Contact Donna Alese Cooke at for more information. Limited space is available.


Donna Alese Cooke
Distance Learning Educator

Last updated June 11, 2019