Education

King County Master Gardener Education Events

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Free Workshops and Talks

These classes and talks listed are offered by King County Master Gardeners and do not require advanced registration. The classes and talks are open to the public as well as other Master Gardeners. Additional local gardening classes are listed below.

  • Bellevue Demonstration Garden free Saturday workshops. Talks are offered at 10:30 most weekends from January to mid-October, space is limited. List of 2019 Workshops.
  • Snoqualmie Valley Library Talks. The Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardener Clinic offers Master Gardener talks at the Sammamish Library and the North Bend Library during winter and spring. Next up: Cover Crops – Sept. 14.
  • Neely-Soames Homestead & Gardens Classes. Classes are held at the Neely-Soames Homestead & Gardens (map) until early June.

Classes Requiring Registration and/or Fees

The following classes and talks are open to the public and to Master Gardeners. Events listed here may require pre-registration, and some may also require fees to register. See each event registration for details.

  • Growing Groceries. This educational series focuses on teaching how to grow healthy food using research-based sustainable gardening practices. A new series of classes begin October 9, 2019 and continue into 2020. Classes will be offered at two locations
  • Renton All Day CE. SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Nov. 9. This education event is sponsored by the South Sound Education Group of the King County Master Gardeners. Online registration is open.

MGs continue education for lifeMASTER GARDENER CONTINUING EDUCATION

A large part of the Master Gardener experience is sharing our knowledge with others and continuing to learn with other members. Learning takes place in many ways, and the Master Gardener 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 Extension and our websites, Diagnostics Lab and more.

KING COUNTY MASTER GARDENER TRAINING CLASSES

Some King County Master Gardener intern training classes are open to the veteran Master Gardeners. These classes provide CE opportunities to Master Gardeners to refresh their learning and keep current with information from WSU. The 2020 training classes will be held at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. 2020 applications are now available online until October 31. Training classes open to veteran MGs will be posted in January 2020.

Where else to find up-to-date information about Master Gardener training and Master Gardener advanced continuing education classes?

WSU MASTER GARDENER ADVANCED EDUCATION CONFERENCE

WSU offers a multi-day, state-wide conference for Master Gardener interns and veterans alike most years. The host site for this conference moves around the state to different counties It is an opportunity to meet other Master Gardeners, explore advanced education sessions, hear talks about statewide issues, learn about updated policies, and the latest research-based information about soil, common plant pests and diseases, and gardening skills.

2020 WSU Advanced Ed ConferenceSAVE THE DATES for the 2020 WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference, Learn. Grow. Connect. When? October 1-3, 2020. Where? Port Townsend, WA. Learn more at https://mglearns.org/

  • Registration opens April 1, 2020.
  • On-site lodging reservations at Ft. Worden State Park open 1/1/2020.

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What is the KCMG Education Committee?

The King County Program Master Gardener Education Committee is interested in planning workshops and events of interest to Master Gardeners. The MG Foundation supports the MGFKC Program Coordinator and provides volunteer leadership for King County Master Gardener continuing education opportunities. If you would like to be involved in this activity, contact Alison Johnson (alison.johnson at comcast.net) 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 Jim Olson, President, at president@mgfkc.org to find out more about the Education Committee.

Last updated September 2019

 

 




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