To be an active Master Gardener, you must remain current in annual educational updates, a minimum of 10 hours, and volunteer service hours, a minimum of 30 hours, required by the local program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are waiving the volunteer hours requirement for 2020. We welcome you to participate in the allowable opportunities for at home volunteering and continue to participate in online continuing education opportunities. Thank you for all you do for your communities!
Policies and Guidelines
- MG Policies
- Trainee Agreement
- MG Annual Volunteer Agreement
- MG Guidelines- Cannabis, Glyphosate, Mushrooms, and Medicinal Plants
- Pesticide Use in Demonstration Gardens
- Making Pesticide Applications in School and Community Gardens
- Charitable Contributions for Illinois Master Gardeners
Newsletters and Resources
- Fact Sheets
- Gardener's Corner Quarterly Newsletter
- Home, Yard and Garden Pest Newsletter
- Morton Arboretum Weekly Plant Healthcare Report
- University of Illinois Plant Clinic
- Reports on Plant Diseases
- COVID Community Garden Signage
- What's In My Backyard Webinar Education Series
- Ecology, IPM, Local Foods, Sustainable Landscaping, and Urban Trees all available for advanced training.
Additional Volunteer Skills Training
Volunteer Time Tracking System
- Log your volunteer and continuing education hours here.
- Volunteer Time Reporting Tutorial Video for Extension Master Gardeners and Extension Master Naturalists
- Order Master Gardener logo apparel- Returning soon with a new vendor!
State Master Gardener Award Winners
State Advisory Committee
Continuing Education Opportunities
Four Seasons Webinar Series
Mastering Urban Tree Health and Identification Advanced Training
Speaker's Bureau Training
Advanced Master Gardener Training
Horticulture Fact Sheets
IPM Online Learning Modules