Continuing Education

Why do we remain Master Gardeners?

A large part of the MG experience is sharing our knowledge with others and continuing to learn with other members. We know that it’s fun and it’s rewarding. Learning takes place in many ways, and the MG Program is offering more ways to learn and keep us current than ever before including its community gardens, plant clinics, Ask-a-Master-Gardener e-clinic, workshops with Master Gardener’s and expert horticulturalists, online learning through WSU and our websites, diagnostics and more.

What’s coming up for CE?
MGs continue education for life

  • News You Can Use: Elaine Anderson, the Master Gardener Program Coordinator for King County, posts information in her News You Can Use email announcements about CE opportunities. The MGFKC eNewsletter, The Connection, also lists some CE opportunities.
  • Garden workshops: Bellevue Demo Garden provides free Saturday morning workshops through October 15, here’s the list.
  • Garden talks: Issaquah Clinic offers talks at the Snoqualmie Valley Library Talks during the year, here’s the list.
    Up next, June 10, Bill’s Dahlia Talk, flyer.
  • Check the Training page for more information about these and conferences.
  • MGFKC Facebook PageCheck the MGF Facebook page for more continuing education opportunities. E-mail Tina Gruendike regarding educational postings to the MGF Facebook page, mgruendike at

Watch this space for 2017 Master Gardener CE workshops

  • September 23, 2017: Master Gardener Plant Sale Continuing Education at Bellevue Botanic Garden. Day-long CE sessions are being planned for this all day sale. Look for details and registration later.
  • November 18, 2017: South Sound Continuing Education Workshop is again being planned at Renton Technical College. Look for details and registration later. Download this Save-the-Date flyer.

What about other Advanced MG Education Training?


July 10-14, 2017: International Master Gardener Conference in Portland, OR. See more below.

September 20-23, 2017: Advanced-Education Conference “Can you dig it?” scheduled in Yakima. Watch for more information on this event.

What is the International Master Gardener Conference?

The 2017 International Master Gardener Conference will be held July 10-14, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. Stay abreast of the development of this exciting opportunity by signing up for their newsletter. Our local Plantsman, Dan Hinkley, along with wildlife biologist John Marzluff and Renee Shepherd, pioneering seed developer and founder of Renee’s Garden, will be keynote speakers.

Registration for this conference is now open! Early bird registration until January 13, 2017. You can register to bring a spouse or other accompanying person for a nominal fee. Here is what you want to know:

What is the MGFKC Education Committee?

The MG Foundation supports the MGFKC Program Coordinator with some of these aspects. The Foundation’s Education Committee along with your Board is interested in planning workshops and tours of interest to Master Gardeners. If you would like to be involved in this activity, contact one of the Co-chairs, Sue Kramer (smkraemer at or Gordon Polson (ancientbrit at for information about becoming involved.

The MG Foundation and its Education Committee is always interested in suggestions for workshops and for venues that would work for you. Contact Anne Ellett, President, at to find out more about the Education Committee.

Updated May 31, 2017

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