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Polk County Master Gardeners

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

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Continuing Education ResourcEs

2023 MG Skills Development 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.

MG Skill Development Flyer 

Register via links below and us know you're attending!

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.

April 18 - Answering Horticulture Questions- Aaron Steil  6:00 - 7:30  PM at the extension office or via zoom. 

May 23 - Social Media Brand Development - Leah Feltz 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the extension office or via zoom. 

September 12 - Public Speaking Skills Workshop -  6:00 - 7:30 PM at the extension office or via zoom. 

October 24th - Volunteer Recognition System (VRS) Deep Dive 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the extension office or via zoom. 

The Skill Development Series trainings count for 1.5 continuing education hours and fullfill in person requirement because they have active Q & A in zoom chat. 

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!

Contact Us
Office: 515-957-5768

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

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