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You must complete and report a minimum of 10 hours continuing education each year.

The Master Gardener Program provides you with Plant Plus and a growing number of learning opportunities in our Canvas classroom.

Plants Plus

The Plants Plus series includes a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or gardening topics. These packages of information go more in depth than a typical Extension publication for those who want to focus on specific topics. Learn at your own pace by watching a pre-recorded lecture and discover more in the additional reading materials.

To get MGV continuing education credit, watch the video and read the supporting materials, and complete the short quiz included with each group.

Lawns and Lawn Alternatives

One in the Plants Plus Series – a mix of new and past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer gardening questions. To get 1 hour of continuing education credit, complete the video, readings and take a short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on lawns and lawn alternatives.

Tree ID and History

One in the Plants Plus Series – a mix of new and past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer gardening questions. To get 2-2.5 hours of continuing education credit complete the videos, reading and identify some trees! This Plants Plus package focuses on tree identification and history.

Fall Color

One in the Plants Plus Series – a mix of new and past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer gardening questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit complete the videos, reading and take a short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on the science of fall color.

Small Space Gardening

One in the Plants Plus Series – a mix of new and past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer gardening questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit, complete the video, readings and take a short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on gardening options for smaller spaces.

Perennial Vegetable Crops

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get two hours of continuing education credit for watching the video presentations and reading the articles, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on perennial vegetable crops.

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Cole Crops

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 3 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on cole crops.

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Square Foot Gardening

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching the video presentation and reading the article, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on square foot gardening.

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Container Design

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching the video presentation and reading the articles, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on container garden design.

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Post-Harvest Handling

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on post-harvest handling of vegetable crops.

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Root Crops

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get two hours of continuing education credit for watching the video presentations and reading the articles, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on root crops.

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Tree Roots

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get two hours of continuing education credit for watching the video presentations and reading the articles, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on different aspects of tree roots and bare root trees.

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Solanaceae: Growing Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplants

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics. To get 1 hour of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on tomatoes and related vegetable plants.

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Apples

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get two hours of continuing education credit for watching the two video presentations, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on growing apples.

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Legumes

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on members of the legume family.

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Invasive Plants

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get two hours of continuing education credit for watching the video presentations and reading the articles, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on invasive plants.

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Houseplants

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2.5 hours of continuing education credit for watching the video presentation, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on the benefits, care and selection of houseplants.

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Cover Crops for the Garden

One in the Level 2: Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching the video presentation and reading the articles, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on cover crops for the garden.

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Vine Crops

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching the video presentation and reading the article, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on vine crops, including cucumbers, melons and squash.

Our Canvas Classroom

If you completed Master Gardener Program annual enrollment this year, you will get exclusive access to Canvas. We will send you a NetID by email. A NetID is a special, UW-Madison issued username. You must use your NetID username plus a password to get into Canvas. It is different than your Online Reporting System (ORS) username and password.

Your netID will be sent to the email address on file in the Master Gardener Program Online Reporting System (ORS).

Here is all the stuff you will find inside Canvas in one convenient spot!

  • Volunteer Vibe
  • Plants Plus
  • Onboarding Lite (highly recommended in 2021, counts for 10 hours of Continuing Education)
  • All future advanced training courses

We are happy to tell you about some of the perks Canvas will give us.

  • All in one location: All online learning supported by the state program office will be in one spot. You can also keep track of learning modules you’ve completed or Volunteer Vibes you have read.
  • Interactive and fun: We will use fun features like quizzes, puzzles, and more, to make online learning more engaging.
  • All the usual good stuff will be there: Readings, videos, podcasts, resources, links- all the things you’re used seeing in our educational online classes are making the move to Canvas.

Go to Canvas 

If you are looking for other learning opportunities, please use our Continuing Education Guidelines to help you.