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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

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Continuing Education ResourcEs

2023 Winter Webinar Series

Certified Master Gardeners are required to volunteer 20 hours of service and complete 10 hours of continuing education each year.

The education hours are credited equally.  I hour of educational seminar  is 1 hour of education credit.

Half of the continuing education hours should be in-person or live webinars with Q and A. Click the link below to read up on amazing line up!

All events are free and open to the public but participation is limited to the first 500 attendees.

Winter Webinar Series Flyers 2023.pdf

Or register by clicking the links below!

Not Sure What Counts for Continuing Education?

  • Webinars (e.g. live events listed on Iowa MG Upcoming Events webpage, recordings of webinars) 
  • Videos from ISU Extension and Outreach (e.g. Iowa MG YouTube channel) 
  • Workshops (e.g. hands-on tree pruning event at local botanical garden) 
  • Guided garden tours (e.g. participate in a tour of a public garden led by a tour guide) 

View Iowa Master Gardener Past Webinars for Credit

Recordings of past Iowa Master Gardener Webinars can make up 5 of your total 10 hours yearly requirement.

Shade Tree Pruning: Make it a Habit! with Jeff Iles Conifer Care for Iowa’s Landscapes & Windbreaks with Billy Beck — February 2

Two sessions in one! Learn how to prune and care for shade trees and conifers in your landscape for increased vigor.

How to Tame Your Unruly Apple Tree with Winter Pruning with Suzanne Slack— February 9

Apple trees can be notoriously difficult to prune correctly. This session will demonstrate proper pruning techniques for mature trees and tips and ticks for younger trees.

Pruning Brambles with Gail Nonnecke— February 16

Dr. Nonnecke will discuss different types of brambles and how to manage them to get the best yields.

Pruning Shrubs & Vines with Aaron Steil—February 23

Learn about the reasons, tools, terms, techniques, timing, and strategies used to prune shrubs and vines to get healthy plants with beautiful shapes, colors, and blooms in your own landscape. 

Thank you for Making an Impact!

Polk County Master Gardeners logged over 12,000 hours of volunteer service in 2022. Thank you for helping to make a difference in our community!

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Office: 515-957-5768

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County:
1625 Adventureland Dr.
Suite A | Altoona, IA 50009

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