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Florida Master Gardener Conference
Each year, Master Gardener volunteers from all parts of Florida converge to network and catch up with the newest happenings in Florida gardening.
Master Gardener volunteers are recognized at the annual state conference for both their years of service and with specific awards. The success of the Master Gardener Program would not be possible without the volunteers' great contributions. We thank each of our volunteers and especially recognize those who go above and beyond in their volunteering capacity.
The classes that you will be attending are advanced Master Gardener topics in the areas of wildlife and invasives, soils and diagnostics, horticulture and gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, and more. There will be great new things to learn and training to brush up on, too.
Save the date! The 37th Florida Master Gardener Conference will be held October 20-23 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando, Lake Buena Vista South.
The 2019 conference will be held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania on June 17-21, 2019. The theme is "Penn’s Woods: Digging into our Roots." Registration is now open; visit their website.
The International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) has been held every two years since 1987. The IMGC provides an opportunity for Master Gardener volunteers and State and County coordinators to come together and learn through seminars and tours, celebrate successes through the International Search for Excellence Program, and meet and network with Master Gardener volunteers, faculty and staff from across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and South Korea.
Master Gardener Leadership School
Volunteer program leaders from throughout the state were invited by the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program to learn about leadership techniques, exchange ideas, and become energized through networking. Learn more
The state is divided into four regional districts: Central, Northeast, Northwest, and South Central. These events bring together area Master Gardener volunteers, horticultural professionals, and UF/IFAS faculty and specialists.