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.

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    Summer Grow It Eat It Meeting

    Join your fellow GIEI volunteers for community garden tours, lessons from our GIEI experts, and updates from all the county GIEI programs! We're excited to have our UME Master Gardeners in Queen Anne's County hosting us. We'll start at the community garden at Galilee Lutheran Church, then move to the community garden at Bay Bridge Cove. Bring a potluck dish for lunch and any produce or seeds you would like to share!

  • Commercial Composting Event September 14, 2022

    Adventures in Medium-Scale Food Scraps Composting

    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.

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

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    IPM for Backyard and Community Vegetable and Fruit Growing

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 | 9 am - 12 pm | Virtual over Zoom | Free

    Join Extension Vegetable & Fruit Specialist and Home & Garden Information Center Director Jon Traunfeld to learn the latest organic IPM techniques for your fruit and vegetable gardens! Jon will assist volunteers in diagnosing fruit and vegetable plant samples. Participants will receive a PDF of the vegetable and plant diagnostics workbook.

  • 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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    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. 

Recorded Webinars, Online Classes, and Resources

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