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Polk County Master Gardeners

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

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Continuing Education ResourcEs

2024 Program Night Line Up

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.

2023 MG Skills Development Series Recordings

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. 

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Educational Opportunities

The Skill Development Series trainings recordings count for 1.0 continuing education hours. However they do not count as an in person requirement. We ask that MGs in Polk County fulfill at least 5 of their 10 hours in an in person setting. 

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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