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Colorado State University Extension operates in partnership with the El Paso County Community Services Division to provide non-credit programming to local citizens.

What is the Colorado Gardener Certification Program?

Colorado Gardener Certificate (CGC) is an in-depth training in basic horticulture science and practices primarily aimed at amenity landscaping.  The certification is an honored credential for those who are seeking employment in the horticulture industry, who are currently working in the horticulture industry or for individuals who are interested in learning more about how to plan, install and maintain their own home landscapes.  The typical basic curriculum includes ten weeks (60 hours) of classroom instruction.  Classes are held January through March, on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Some variation occur in the basic schedule from year to year.

To receive the Colorado Gardener Certificate, students must attend at least 80% of the class sessions.   Participants are expected to attend all training sessions.   There is a fee.  Registration for the series opens in December of each year, with classes beginning in early January.  Watch the home page of this website for additional details.

 

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