Are you a green thumb? Happiest while knee-deep in dirt? Enjoy planting and watching things grow? Based on the Colorado Master GardenerSM curriculum, the CSU Extension Certified Gardener Mastery Badge Program is your opportunity to learn the latest gardening techniques and become an authority for sharing your gardening know-how.
Designed to be flexible and structured around your needs, the certified gardener training allows you to earn digital badges by taking individual courses, bundling courses, or completing the full program. Whether you’re a backyard gardener, interested in landscape pruning or home composting, or are a green industry professional, the CSU Extension Certified Gardener Program can be tailored to your goals.
As a student in the program, you will be able to:
- Provide knowledge-based information to help gardeners protect and enhance their home landscape
- Use gardening therapy as a tool to develop individuals, strengthen families, and build communities
- Share ideas and build relationships with other students throughout the country in an online learning community
- Illustrate your expertise and competencies through the use of digital badges
Digital Badges Illustrate Expertise
The CSU Extension Certified Gardener Program is one of the first programs at Colorado State University to utilize digital badges to represent competencies and skills learned by the student. Badges allow students to share their expertise with potential employers, clients, and community members to establish credibility and visually show proficiency in areas of study.