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 below and recordings of previous continuing education webinars near the bottom of this page. For any inquiries, please email statemg@umd.edu.

  • Dr sammy Ramsey holding insect. Graphic says "Biodiversity & Diversity in Bio: What's the Point?"

    Biodiversity & Diversity in Bio: What's the Point?

    September 12th, 2022 | 7 pm | Zoom Webinar | Dr. Sammy Ramsey

    Is there such a thing as "diversity for diversity's sake" or is diversity a metric worth pursuing consistently? It turns out that the answer to that question is the same regardless of whether you're discussing biology or biologists. In this presentation, you'll get a better understanding of why ecosystems thrive with diversity, why human systems follow the same pattern, and what the major barriers are to achieving diversity in natural and man-made contexts. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this webinar, please contact Stephanie Pully on or before August 29, 2022 at (410) 531-1754 or pully@umd.edu.

     

  • Commercial Composting Event September 14, 2022

    Adventures in Medium-Scale Food Scraps Composting

    September 14th, 2022 | 10 am - 12 pm | ECO City Farms

    See and learn about innovative, real-world techniques used by ECO City Farms in Bladensburg, MD. Benny Erez, Director of Urban Agriculture and Compost Guru, will lead the on-site tour and explain their systems for composting food waste using redworms, forced aeration, and shipping containers. Other discussion topics will include adding biochar and clay to feedstocks, assessing compost quality, and using compost to improve soils. Some of the composting work is supported by a U.S. EPA grant.

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    Hydroponic How-To

    November 3rd, 2022 | 12 pm | Zoom Webinar 

    An Introductory overview to hydroponic growing with a focus on home-scale gardening. Participants will learn the 3 main methods of growing hydroponically and see examples of each. The presenter will also explore hydroponics in the built environment, exploring ideas presented by futurists as well as the ‘here and now’ of hydroponic living walls. Our speaker is Jason Reed, Extension Educator with PennState Extension in York County.

Know Your Food From Seed to Soil!: A Grow It Eat It Continuing Education Series

  • Food Preservation

    Preserve Your Harvest

    Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 | 9 am - 12 pm | Virtual over Zoom | Free

    Learn from UME Family & Consumer Sciences Senior Agent Shauna Henley how to properly clean, preserve, or even ferment your surplus veggies!

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    SOLD OUT: Reduce Your Waste with Composting

    Thursday, September 8th, 2022 | 9:30 am - 4 pm | Quiet Waters Park | Annapolis, MD

    Join us for a beautiful and educational day learning about composting at Quiet Waters Park! Presentations from the UME MGs in Anne Arundel County will show you different types of composting containers and how they can work for you. 

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