Education

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King County Master Gardener Education Events

CLASSES FOR ALL

The following classes and workshops are open to the public and to Extension Master Gardeners. Some events may require advance registration and/or fees. Fees for these education events provide the financial support for the WSU Extension Master Gardener activities in King County including these events. See each event for details.

  • Growing Groceries. This yearly educational series begins in January and focuses on teaching how to grow healthy food using research-based sustainable gardening practices. Talks are sponsored by the Master Gardener Foundation of King County. Register now for the  2023 Growing Groceries series.
  • Bellevue Demonstration Garden Online Saturday Workshops. These Saturday online workshops are offered many Saturdays from January to October. Workshops are sponsored by the Master Gardener Foundation of King County. Register now for the 2023 BDG Workshops page.
  • Cool Plants & Hot Topics, the MG Fall Plant Sale & Speakers.  Watch for this annual fall event. Details about the sale and speakers will be posted in August.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT BDGYouth Gardening with King County MGs

2023 Great Garden Picks for Children

Bring your children and discover the botanist, gardener, scientist, horticulturalist, soil engineer … and the child within. Explore, discover, create, and learn about different garden topics of interest every month, the first Wednesday of the month. Please share the program flyer.

Registration is required for parents and youth and limited to 16 youth participants for each session. There is no fee to register and participate. Registrations will be posted here in February.

March 1Meet the Marvelous Blue Orchard Mason Bee (BOB)
April 5Seeds Are Promises Ready to Sprout
May 3Flowers–They Are More Than Just a Pretty Face with a Wonderful Perfume! Flowers Make Seeds
Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Bellevue Demonstration Garden. 15500 SE 16th St, Bellevue, WA 98007. Meet at the BDG shelter. Dress for the season.

Find more about Extension Master Gardener nature activities for children and youths, including Teaching Kits.

King County Master Gardener SPEAKERS BUREAU

Would you like to schedule a Washington State University Extension Master Gardener to speak to your gardening club or other group on a variety of gardening topics? Details about scheduling are posted here: https://extension.wsu.edu/king/king-county-master-gardeners-speakers-bureau/. Find details about how to request a speaker and topics that are currently available to schedule at https://extension.wsu.edu/king/king-county-master-gardeners-speakers-bureau/.

Other GARDENING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

WSU MASTER GARDENER ADVANCED EDUCATION CONFERENCE

WSU offers a multi-day, state-wide conference for Master Gardener interns and veterans alike most years. The host site for this conference moves around the state to different counties It is an opportunity to meet other Master Gardeners, explore advanced education sessions, hear talks about statewide issues, learn about updated policies, and the latest research-based information about soil, common plant pests and diseases, and gardening skills.

Mark your calendar. The 2023 Washington State University Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference, September 27-30, 2023, will be in Tacoma, WA. Save these dates.

INTERNATIONAL MASTER GARDENER CONFERENCE

Plan now for IMGC 2023, June 18-22, 2023 in Kansas. You will Celebrate, Educate and Grow with extension master gardeners from around the world.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

What counts as CE for Extension Master Gardeners? Those classes that will improve a volunteer’s knowledge and skill base for performing work as a horticulture adviser and serving as a resource on issues of sustainable gardening for home gardeners.

A large part of the Master Gardener experience is sharing our knowledge with others and continuing to learn with other members. Learning takes place in many ways, and the Master Gardener Program is offering more ways to learn and keep us current than ever before including its community gardens, plant clinics, Ask-a-Master-Gardener Email Clinic, workshops with Master Gardener’s and expert horticulturalists, online learning through WSU Extension and our websites, Diagnostics Lab and more.

Special Notice

For Extension Master Gardeners attending this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival: WSU Extension Master Gardeners may receive Continuing Education credit for 90+ of the 2023 NWFGF seminars. Please see this list to confirm your selected seminar is eligible for CE credit:  Approved Seminars for WSU Extension Master Gardener Continuing Education

Online Continuing Education

Several sites offer online education that can be counted for CE credit for Master Gardeners. The Online Continuing Education web page offers a list of approved, pre-recorded, on-demand opportunities that count as continuing education for Master Gardeners, including classes, webinars and online workshops offered by King County Master Gardeners along with accredited institutions/horticulture organizations.

Where else to find up-to-date information about Master Gardener training and Master Gardener advanced continuing education classes?

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MASTER GARDENER?

The Extension Master Gardener Program in King County conducts annual training for new Master Gardeners. Find more information about becoming a Master Gardener on the WSU Extension Master Gardeners web page: https://extension.wsu.edu/king/gardening/become-a-master-gardener/.

What is the Education Committee?

The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program Education Committee is interested in planning workshops and events of interest to Master Gardeners. The Master Gardener Foundation of King County supports the WSU Extension Program Coordinator in providing educational opportunities for Master Gardener education. If you are a certified Master Gardener who would like to be involved in this activity, contact the Program Office at king.mg@wsu.edu about becoming involved.

 

Last updated February 2023

 

 




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