A shiny green badge to make any gardener proud
Look! I picked up my shiny green badge yesterday afternoon! I also picked up my gardening buddy's badge, so now it is official. We are not just master gardeners, we are advanced master gardeners! Now we're equipped with enough knowledge to really kill some plants.
To maintain our voluntary status, we have to do more continuing education as well as volunteer hours with CSU extension.
For anyone who's interested in earning their own shiny green badge, I say go for it. Unlike gardening books and magazines, everything you learn in the program is taught with an understanding of our weird micro-climate here in the Grand Valley.
To be honest, you're inundated with so much knowledge during the apprentice year that it's impossible to take it all in (at least it is if you're also trying to do a full-time job, keep a hubby happy and grow a gigantic garden).
Plus, you get an opportunity to meet like-minded souls, who think it's entirely reasonable to turn your living room into a greenhouse every spring.