Advanced Master Gardener Program
About the Program

Welcome to the Advanced Master Gardener (AMG) Page. Here you will find information about how to become an AMG, and how to keep track of your Volunteer Service Hours (VSH) and Continuing Education Units (CEU). If you're not sure if what you want to do for your VSH or CEU hours will meet the requirement, there is a form for that too! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Education Committee Chair, or Gina Dionne.

• Gina Dionne, CES Program Assistant - Email

Other Information

"Intro to Permaculture"
Advanced Master Gardener Training, Fall 2020

Location: Online via Zoom
When: Tuesdays, 6-8 pm beginning Oct. 20th and ending Nov 24th
(12 hours total instruction)

You must attend all 12 hours of class (and then complete 15 hours of volunteer work) to earn an Advanced Master Gardener Certificate. This course does NOT lead to a Permaculture Design Certificate.

Class is limited to 50 students, so enroll today!

Advanced Master Gardener Training

Permaculture for Alaskan Gardeners

This intensive course will take you on a journey to understand the patterns and principles in nature, and how we can use them to create more abundant gardens that are less toil and trouble. By enlisting the help of nature as our ally, we can create more harmonious gardens that have natural beauty and productivity.

About the Instructor

Saskia Esslinger is a certified Permaculture Designer and Teacher residing in Homer, Alaska. Through her business, Teach Gardening , she has taught over 400 people how to grow more food with less work. A lifelong Alaskan, Saskia grew up in Anchorage eating garden veggies and wild game. She believes in the transformational effect gardens can have on people and the planet, and she is doingher part to cultivate a garden revolution.


Contact Gina Dionne, Program Assistant at the
Cooperative Extension Service, Anchorage
Outreach Center

Course Fee:

$50 for AMGA members
$70 for non-members

Sign Up Here!


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