Q: I am into natural landscaping and the “enviro-realignment” of my acreage but I need more in-depth horticultural training. I’ve heard that the University of Georgia provides low-cost courses for retired people.
A: Yes, the University System of Georgia provides special admission for people 62 years of age or older. They are eligible to register for classes on a space available basis without payment of tuition and mandatory fees, except for supplies or laboratory/class fees. Gwinnett Tech has an excellent horticulture program that is less expensive than the one at the University of Georgia. Local colleges even offer HOPE grants to seniors. If you like online learning, the UGA Center for Continuing Education continuously offers a class taught by Dr. Allan Armitage on “Perennials for Sun”.