Thursday evening class sessions | Live via Zoom

February 18, 25 and March 4 & 11

5:30 - 7:30 pm PST / 6:30 - 8:30 pm MST

Wondering what to do to create a sustainable market garden in Idaho? If you’re interested in small-scale production of vegetables, fruits, culinary herbs, or cut flowers to sell, this course is for you! We will focus on in-depth production skills and taking what you grow to market. Join our group of Extension Educators and farmer collaborators for presentations and activities to guide you through the production year. From farm planning, to harvesting, washing and packing you will come away with skills needed to run a more sustainable and efficient farm.


Managing Invasive Species in Landscapes is an online course for Master Gardeners looking for further certification or home gardeners.

Students will learn how to identify and manage a variety of invasive species such as spotted wing drosophila, brown marmorated stink bug, Japanese beetles, and downy mildew. Once you have completed this course and received a certificate, you will receive Master Gardener credit.

For information or to enroll please contact:
Mary Meyer, meyer023@umn.edu or
Echo Martin, mart1794@umn.edu with University of Minnesota


Mitigating Pollinator Decline in Landscapes is an online course for Master Gardeners looking for further certification or home gardeners. Students will learn the basics on different kinds of bees, why they are in decline, and how homeowners can work to conserve them in the landscape. Once you have completed this course and received a certificate, you will receive Master Gardener credit.

For information or to enroll please contact:
Mary Meyer, meyer023@umn.edu or
Echo Martin, mart1794@umn.edu with University of Minnesota


Growing Strawberries with IPM is an online course for Master Gardeners looking for further certification or home gardeners. Students will learn the basics on what to consider when planting strawberries, as well as IPM-based strategies for controlling common pests and diseases.Once you have completed this course and received a certificate, you will receive Master Gardener credit.

For information or to enroll contact:
Mary Meyer, meyer023@umn.edu or
Echo Martin, mart1794@umn.edu with University of Minnesota

The Power of Pollinators provides materials and resources to empower Extension Master Gardeners, Certified Volunteer Naturalists and others to teach about pollinators with three PowerPoint programs (including notes and resources). Contact: Denise Ellsworth (ellsworth.2@osu.edu) at The Ohio State University.

Growing Tomatoes with IPM is designed for Master Gardeners who will learn how to prevent pests on tomatoes from the beginning to the end of the growing season through lessons on variety selection, best planting practices, and cultural information and will be instructed on how to recognize leaf spots, early and late blight and bacterial spot.

Once you register for the class, you will have unlimited time to complete the work at your own pace. Once you have completed this course and received a certificate, you will receive Master Gardener credit worth 3 CEUs.

For more information, contact:  Mary Meyer, University of Minnesota, meyer023@umn.edu

In the 'Growing Healthy Shade Trees with IPM' course, Master Gardeners will learn to select, manage, and care for trees, especially maple oak, and honeylocust in home landscapes.

Once you register for the class, you will have unlimited time to complete the work at your own pace. Once you have completed this course and received a certificate, you will receive Master Gardener credit worth 3 CEUs. 

For more information, contact:  Mary Meyer, University of Minnesota, meyer023@umn.edu

In the 'Growing Squash, Cucumbers and Pumpkins with IPM' course, Master Gardeners will learn about growing cucurbits, including plant selection and insect and disease management.

Once you register for the class, you will have unlimited time to complete the work at your own pace. Once you have completed this course and received a certificate, you will receive Master Gardener credit worth 3 CEUs.

For more information, contact:  Mary Meyer, University of Minnesota, meyer023@umn.edu

In the 'Growing Raspberries and Blackberries with IPM' course, Master Gardeners will learn the best maintenance techniques for growing brambles, including insect and disease management. This course places special emphasis on a new insect pest, the spotted wing drosophila.

Once you register for the class, you will have unlimited time to complete the work at your own pace. Once you have completed this course and received a certificate, you will receive Master Gardener credit worth 3 CEUs.

For more information, contact Mary Meyer University of Minnesota, at meyer023@umn.edu

This course is now open for free access to registered users through December 31, 2022. To register, follow the link below!

The Idaho Victory Garden Course is designed for anyone interested in growing, eating and preserving more of their own fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at home or in community gardens.  No prerequisites are required. Grow, eat and preserve fresh, healthy food and save money doing it! For instant access to this free course, please register! For more information you may also contact Ariel Agenbroad, University of Idaho Extension Educator, at ariel@uidaho.edu

Growing Apples with IPM is an online course for Master Gardeners looking for further certification or home gardeners.  Students will learn what to consider when planting an apple tree, and IPM-based strategies for controlling common pests and diseases.  Once you have completed this course and received a certificate, you will receive Master Gardener credit.

For information or to enroll contact:
Mary Meyer, meyer023@umn.edu or 
Echo Martin, mart1794@umn.edu with University of Minnesota

School gardens are proven to help youth establish healthy eating habits, connect them with math and science curriculum in the garden, and teach them to be environmental stewards.  Just Add Water: School Garden Workshop for Teachers will give teachers, parents, and school administrators and volunteers the skills they need to implement a successful school garden program.

For information contact: Ariel Agenbroad at ariel@uidaho.edu

Idaho Victory Garden is designed for individuals interested in learning more about creating a Victory Garden on their property. No prerequisites are required. Prepare your family to grow, eat and preserve fresh, healthy food and save money doing it. The Valley County Victory Garden online class is paired with three in-person session. Call the local office to learn more about the dates and location of these classes at 208-382-7190. For more information or to enroll contact Melissa Hamilton, University of Idaho, at mbhamilton@uidaho.edu.

By taking this course, students will learn: good ag practices that help prevent foodborne illness from fresh produce. If you are an urban gardener and produce food for family and friends, this is the course for you.

This course contains audio and video so you will need a computer that can play both.

For more information or to enroll please contact: Cindy Brison 

Course overview

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive insect that is currently in the mid-Atlantic United States and has the potential to settle in California and have a profound impact on our agriculture and natural environment. A key to slowing the spread of spotted lanternfly is early detection and rapid response, which requires education of citizens and resource professionals.  This course explores the pest's lifecycle, how they feed, travel and what to do if you see it in California. 

Who should enroll?

Residents of California, Master Gardeners, Arborists, Nursery Professionals, and other stakeholders.


Continuing Education Units


Need Help? 

Funded by 
The California Department of Agriculture and the University of California Master Gardener Program. 

Teacher

Lauren Snowden, UC Master Gardener Statewide Training Coordinator


Welcome to the online basic training for the University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener program!

About the course

This course is functioning as a repository for UC Master Gardener Program related training that volunteers can view remotely.  Recordings, online resources and quizzes, for volunteers will be posted here as they become available.

These training's count towards continuing education hours for UC Master Gardener volunteers.

Enrollment is free, click the Enroll me button to access the course.   


Eastern Bees 101 is a certificate course that focuses on bees of the Eastern U.S. and Canada. This course was developed for bee enthusiasts who want to explore the biology, natural history and identification characteristics of wild bees. Through readings, video lessons, quizzes and other strategies, participants will gain a fundamental understanding of wild bees, including basic lifestyles and survival strategies, how to tell bees from wasps and flies, and what makes bees key pollinators. The course focuses on five groups of bees to present bee terminology and identification characteristics in a way beginners will find accessible, but with a depth that will also interest intermediate bee enthusiasts. 

Eastern Bees 101 was developed by author and bee biologist Olivia Carril (co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard) and OSU Extension educator Denise Ellsworth.  

Course specifics:

Five course Sections 

  • Discovering Wild Bees
  • Bee Biology
  • Carpenter Bees and Bumble Bees
  • Wool Carder Bees and Green Metallic Sweat Bees
  • Honey Bees

Course text: The Bees in Your Backyard not provided. Learners must acquire a copy of the text.

Estimated time to complete the course, not including readings: 10 - 15 hours.

Requirement for certification: passing grades on all quizzes, completion of one assignment in each section, participation in group forums including creating and commenting on posts.

Cost to participate: no cost for Ohio Pollinators On-Line course participants

All current certified fertilizer applicator on-line program participants must successfully complete their testing and submission of the CFA request to VDACS by September 1, 2020 as the current website ceases to exist on that date. 

You will be able to re-enroll in the CFA program at https://register.ext.vt.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1208465; however, there will be a minimal fee for enrollment ($10) and all testing modules will have to be completed again in the new system, regardless if they have been completed in the previous CFA program.

Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training
(FACT) is a cooperative effort of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The training consists of 10 online, self-paced modules, which cover the knowledge areas in which one must be proficient in order to become a Certified Fertilizer Applicator (CFA) in Virginia. 

Individuals who successfully complete all 10 modules will receive proof of satisfactory completion of the training, which can be submitted to VDACS as part of the CFA online application. 

For more information or to enroll contact: Mike Goatley, Turfgrass Extension Specialist / Professor Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech at goatley@vt.edu