Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 virus, Oregon State University will not be conducting in-person Master Gardener training classes in 2021. Currently certified Master Gardeners may participate in online classes throughout 2021 to obtain education hours for re-certification.
Oregon State University sponsored classes are open to the public and many are free of charge. Information about all online events can be found at Upcoming Online Events | OSU Extension Service (oregonstate.edu)
Beginning in January 2021 OSU is offering the ‘Growing Gardeners – Level Up Series’. This series is available for the public and free of charge. Detailed information can be found at Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series | OSU Extension Service (oregonstate.edu)
Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series
This monthly zoom series kicks off in January, offering education for the experienced gardener led by OSU horticulture experts from across the state. Take your gardening knowledge to the next level with timely topics from gardening in a changing climate to techniques to extend your season.
|WHEN||The second Tuesday of the month, 3pm, January-November 2021|
|WHERE||Zoom, recordings available to watch anytime|
|WHO||Open to the public, OSU Extension Master Gardeners receive continuing education credit|
|HOW||Take one or take all.|
|REGISTER||Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series|
OSU’s Elevated Skills Training for Current Master Gardener Volunteers
LeAnn Locher, OSU
We’re excited to offer this new series of 15 trainings for existing Master Gardener Volunteers (including 2020 trainees). Registration is open and you may sign up for as many classes as you like. (Please note that, even though registration is currently open for all classes, that each course will ‘open’ and become available, across a 10-week period.)
Overview of 2021 Elevated MG Skills Training and the Learning Platform Thinkific
This class is required pre-requisite for any other course in this series. Get to know the format we’re using for this series, how classes are set up and how to navigate through them, and where to turn with questions.
A preview of a few of the classes are:
- iNaturalist for Master Gardeners
- Best Practices for OnLine Plant Clinics
- Community Science and the Master Gardener Program
- Building Community Partnerships to Broaden Outreach
For a full list, description of available classes and registration, go to: https://blogs.oregonstate.edu/mgcoordinators/2020/12/16/elevated-skills-training-for-current-master-gardener-volunteers/