Continuing Education


South Carolina Master Gardeners are required to obtain ten (10) hours of continuing education annually.

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Continuing Education Opportunities

Master Gardener Mondays - Virtual Learning Opportunities

Master Gardener Mondays are offered the first Monday of each month via Zoom. Each live session is approximately 1 hour in length and includes time for Q&A. The title of each presentation will become a live link when registration is available.

June 7, 2021 | Mosquitoes of the Southeast: Biology and Management
July 5, 2021 | No presentation due to Independence Day Holiday
August 2, 2021 | Common Diseases on Rose | Register Now
September 6, 2021 | No presentation due to Labor Day Holiday
October 4, 2021 | Carnivorous Plants | Register Now
November 1, 2021 | Organic or Not? | Register Now
December 6, 2021 | Basic Mycology | Register Now
January 3, 2022 | No presentation due to New Year's Day Holiday
February 7, 2022 | Test Your Skills: Weed ID | Register Now
March 7, 2022 | Test Your Diagnostic Skills | Register Now
April 4, 2022 | Liability: What You Need To Know | Register Now
May 2, 2022 | Woodland Gardening | Register Now
June 6, 2022

Advanced Training

Would you like to delve deeper into a particular subject area? Advanced Trainings are being developed to help you become content experts. These trainings will require some demonstration of learning such as a final exam or learning notebook. An authorization code is needed to register which will be shared through the Master Gardener E-News.

Statewide Conference

Date: October 21, 2021
Theme: Cultivating Our Roots
Location: Cooperative Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Blvd., Columbia

Click here to view the conference program.
Registration: Available on the Master Gardener Store. Registration closes on October 4. Registration is a two step process.  After you have registered, you will receive an email with a link to a Google Form for making your session selections. 


Volunteer Awards

Volunteer awards have been established to recognize Master Gardeners at the state level. Master Gardener Volunteers will be evaluated on efforts made between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021. Master Gardeners with a status of intern, certified, or active are eligible to apply.

Judges for the awards will be appointed by the State Coordinator. Decisions by the judges will be final.

All applications must be emailed to sc.extension.mg@gmail.com by 11:59 PM on September 15, 2021. Be sure to attach the PDF entry form and any supporting documentation.

A project may not be entered for multiple award categories. Please use the links below to download the instructions and entry form for each award category.