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Growing Plants for Fun and Profit

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Turn your love of plants into an enjoyable and profitable home business. Learn how to grow and market plants on a small scale without major capital investment. In an area as small as 1000 sq. ft., you can generate thousands of dollars' worth of plant material in a single growing season.

This course is your practical guide to licensing, site preparation, equipment, how and where to find supplies, how to select and produce plants appropriate to your climate zone, how to produce quality material and, most importantly, how to market your product.


Wendy Troger

Wendy Troger holds a bachelor's degree in fine art, with an earlier career focused on graphic design, which led to a 30-year career in educational publishing. However, her true passion has always been gardening. Wendy's love for gardening began in her youth when she assisted in tending her family's lawn and garden. As an avid gardener, she and her husband built and landscaped their home in upstate New York, and she has spent years designing, planting, and growing a variety of gardens in her community and beyond. Upon retirement from publishing, Wendy decided to follow her passion and become a master gardener. She is now in her second year as a master gardener and has worked with several local nurseries, community gardens, and landscape businesses to help others beautify their garden spaces. Wendy currently works as a site lead at a nursery in upstate New York, where she continues to share her knowledge and love of gardening with others.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Class Details

12 Session(s)
Online 24/7

NA - Online



Registration Closes On
Friday, July 5, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/15/2024 - 7/5/2024 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online