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

Thank you for joining our UC Master Gardeners of Napa County’s online training test program for 2021.  Your participation, and your feedback, will be important as we develop our new hybrid training program for certification.  The certification program will begin in January 2022—and your help in 2021 will be invaluable.


In this program, we will present six core topics. 
Introduction to Botany.

Living Soil, Till/No Till.

Water Management.


Plant Pathology.



A new topic will be posted every two weeks, beginning Monday January 18, 2021.  Students will have two weeks to complete the required assignments.  Assignments will vary by topic, and may include reading, viewing a live or recorded presentation, participation in a live demonstration or follow-along with a hands-on project, participation in a live discussion with fellow students, completion of one or more worksheets, opportunity to dive deeper using suggested resources.

The goal of the MG Core Course is to make you a well-rounded horticulturist. You will learn about plant selection, botany, tree care, soils, entomology, plant diseases, and turf, as well as fruit and vegetable production in the Great Plains. In the end, we hope that you will be able to troubleshoot common plant problems and select plants appropriate for the landscape. Three or four topics will be covered each week. Participants will watch the lecture in person, via webinar technology, or recorded lecture. After the lecture, students will read the assigned chapters in the manual, take the open book quiz, and complete any surveys. All assignments must be completed by April 6, 2018.
For more information contact Esther McGinnis at esther.mcginnis@ndsu.edu

Blended Master Gardener Training for Yamhill County is an instructor-led blended course designed for Oregon State University Master Gardener™ trainees. Participants will gain knowledge of resources, acces to individual training modules on many relevant subjects from taking this course. It is open to Yamhill County Master Gardener trainees and trainees or master gardeners from other counties by permission of the instructors. For  information or to enroll contact Linda McMahan or Debra Zaveson at Oregon State University Extension, at linda.mcmahan@oregonstate.edu or debra.zaveson@oregonstate.edu

The audience for this course is:

The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program prepares potential candidates to assist UF/IFAS County Extension with outreach and educational in the areas of Horticulture, Landscape Management, and Gardening.  Sessions are taught by UF/IFAS Agents and Specialists and will cover challenges that come with living and gardening in the Florida.

Upon Successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of UF/IFAS Extension, Extension Agents, and Master Gardeners.
  • Define EDIS and search it for reference materials.
  • Identify common weeds, invasive plants, and common pest insects
  • Distinguish differences between different plant pathogens and common nutrient deficiencies
  • List the 9 Principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping™
  • Provide 5 major concepts that are needed when planning and designing a landscape or garden.
  • Demonstrate proper best practices for plant propagation, tree care, and fruit and Vegetable Gardening
  • Synthesize learned material to provide researched based and informed guidance to Extension Clients via verbal or online communication

For more information or to enroll please contact: 

Julio Perez
Commercial and Residential Horticulture Agent I
UF/IFAS Extension Putnam County

Mimi Vreeland
Residential Horticulture Agent I 
UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County

The audience for this course is: UCCE San Bernardino County Master Gardeners

For more information or to enroll please contact:
Maggie O'Neill, UCCE San Bernardino, magoneill@ucanr.edu or Robin Rowe, UCCE San Bernardino, rjrowe@ucanr.edu

UVM Extension Master Gardener- Out of State

Includes fourteen modules, and thirteen live online Q&A sessions with instructors, an online course guide, and additional course materials.

The fee for this course is $550.  To purchase and enroll in this course, click the following button. Please sign up here if you do not live in Vermont

Please keep in mind that registration for Tracks 1 and 2 is now closed the only option is Track 3-self paced with access to the material until July 31st, 2021

For more information, contact: Beret Halverson at beret.halverson@uvm.edu

Consumer/Home Gardeners in Vermont who take this course will learn a wide range of subject matter including backyard vegetable gardening, perennials and annuals, soil fertility, and tree care. Students learn from UVM Extension and the horticulture industry experts about landscape and botany basics, pest and plant disease control, rain gardens, sustainable landscape practices, and other topics geared to help you become a more informed gardener.

The fee for this course is $400 for Vermont Residents  In-State residents to purchase and enroll in this course, click the following button. 

Please keep in mind that registration for Tracks 1 and 2 is now closed the only option is Track 3-self paced with access to the material until July 31st, 2021

If you live out of state (not a Vermont resident), then you must enroll in the out-of-state registration link. The fee for out-of-state residents is $550. Please click on the Out of State Registration link to enroll. 

The audience for this course is: Master Gardeners Interns in North Dakota

By taking this course, students will learn: a broad overview of horticultural topics that will allow them to select appropriate plants and to troubleshoot problems

For more information or to enroll please contact: Esther McGinnis at esther.mcginnis@ndsu.edu

Jackson County Master Gardener Practicum is an online course for current participants in JCMG training.  Participants will have access to additional information and resources about plant propagation. 

For more information or to enroll contact OSU Extension Jackson County, Erika Szonntag at erika.szonntag@oregonstate.edu

For technical assistance please contact campushelp@extension.org

Review of Procedures for Master Gardener Clinics is a required training for certification for new and continuing master gardeners in Yamhill County, Oregon. This is totally online training. The purpose is to provide standard procedures for master gardeners in the county when they deal with the public and their gardening questions. It will cover basics of working with the public, the “Dos and Don’ts” when it comes to answering questions, and guidelines for what kinds of questions are appropriate to answer and which are not. It will include videos, self-correcting quizzes, problem solving, and other relevant activities. For more information contact Linda McMahan with Oregon State at linda.mcmahan@oregonstate.edu