Master Gardener State Office Continuing Education Opportunities

In order to maintain the status of Active Master Gardener, Master Gardener volunteers must complete at least 10 hours of continuing education each year. Register for upcoming continuing education opportunities by clicking on the cards below and recordings of previous continuing education webinars near the bottom of this page. For any inquiries, please email



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    2024 Monthly Plant Clinic Update

    We’re trying something new for Ask A MG Plant Clinic this year.

    We’ll have monthly updates on the first Wednesday of the month (except in July, then it’s the 2nd Wednesday) at 12pm from April through October. These will all be conducted virtually. 

    You can register for any of the following dates:

    • April 3
    • May 1
    • June 5
    • July 10
    • August 7
    • September 4
    • October 2


    If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this webinar, please contact Stephanie Pully at least 2 weeks prior to the webinar at (410) 531-1754 or

    This is event is only open to current Active or Intern Master Gardeners. 

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    How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators

    Date: Friday, April 12th from 12:00-1:30 PM

    Location: Virtual

    Are native cultivars as valuable in pollinator habitat gardens as valuable as straight native species? Native plants are generally recommended for supporting pollinators, but the growing demand for native plants, coupled with the horticulture industry’s desire for plants with unique characteristics, has led to the increased breeding and availability of native cultivars or “nativars”. Annie White was one of the first researchers in the country to evaluate native cultivars based on their ecological value instead of just their garden performance.

    Informed by both years of rigorous field research and real-world landscape design experience, Annie’s talk will discuss both the benefits and challenges of using native species and their cultivars in the landscape.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please Contact Stephanie Pully at by March 29th.

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    Sustainable Solutions: Landscaping for Resilience Around Septic Systems & Flood-Prone Areas

    Date: Friday, May 10th from 12:00-1:30 PM

    Location: Virtual

    Join us for an insightful webinar on integrating conservation landscaping practices to promote environmental sustainability and resilience in areas surrounding septic systems and flood-prone zones. Discover practical strategies and innovative approaches to design and maintain landscapes that mitigate risks associated with flooding while supporting the health and functionality of septic systems. From native plant selection to stormwater management techniques, this webinar equips homeowners, landscapers, and environmental enthusiasts with the knowledge needed to create beautiful, resilient landscapes that protect both property and the environment.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Steph Pully at on or before Friday, April 26, 2024.

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    Food Forests

    Date: Tuesday, June 4th from 10 am- 12 pm

    Location: American Chestnut Land Trust 

    Join us for a tour of the food forest at the American Chestnut Land Trust. Calvert County Master Gardener Birgit will lead the tour and give an overview about what a food forest is and how to start one.

    This event is in-person only and spots are limited. We will all meet at the barn on site.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Steph Pully at or (410) 531-1754 by May 21, 2024.

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    Tour of Backyard Basecamp

    Date: Friday, August 2nd from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

    Location: Backyard Basecamp, Inc- BLISS Meadows

    Visit BLISS Meadows, a 10-acre land reclamation project, where we operate an urban farm and educate our community on how to grow, harvest, cook, survive, and thrive in the outdoors.

    Our tour will be led by Aitya Wells, the Founder and Executive Director of Backyard Basecamp, Inc. - a nonprofit with a mission to (re)connect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to land and nature. By diving into research and history, Atiya learned that historical trauma is a key player in the lack of diversity in environmental programming. She has since dedicated her time to (re)introducing her community to nature by starting in their own backyards and eventually embarking on a journey into the many green spaces across Baltimore.

    Parking is very limited, so we will be traveling by bus. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Steph Pully at or (410) 531-1754 by July 19, 2023.

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