Master Gardener Webinars

Webinars provide a convenient and free professional development option for people who want to learn new strategies and tools without taking time off work and paying travel expenses. Each hour-long session will be recorded and available on our website to view whenever you'd like.

As of July 1, 2017, webinars will be be facilitated in Zoom. For help, see "Getting Started" on Webinars that were recorded prior to this date were in Adobe Connect and must be converted for you to access them. Please bear with us as we make the transition.

Recent Webinars

All webinars start at 1 pm (EST) unless indicated otherwise

February 22, Thursday at 1pm » Turf Questions Driving You Nuts? Answers Available Here!

Dr. Laurie Trenholm, Urban Turfgrass Specialist

Dr. Laurie TrenholmDr. Trenholm is a professor and urban turfgrass specialist. She works with the commercial lawn care industry and oversees the BMP Educational Program statewide. Dr. Trenholm received a PhD in Crop Science/Turfgrass Physiology from the University of Georgia and an MS in Environmental Horticulture/Turfgrass Science from the University of Florida. Dr. Trenholm specializes in working with the commercial lawn care industry on problems relating to lawn grass cultural management, stress physiology, and Best Management Practices. Other research areas include Seashore Paspalum BMPs and nitrogen fertilization and chinch bugs.

Please note that this is a new address because we have moved to a bigger Zoom room.

Please log in at about 10 minutes ahead. If you attempt to log in earlier, a password will be requested. So please wait until about 12:50 (there will be plenty of room this time).

All webinars start at 1 pm (EST) unless indicated otherwise

January 25, Thursday at 1pm » Wings Over Florida: Butterflies Program

Dr. Jaret Daniels and Samm Epstein, Florida Museum of Natural History

Headshot of Dr. Jaret DanielsSamm Epstein next to a handpainted sign reading Monarch CrossingDr. Daniels specializes in the ecology and conservation of butterflies and other native insect pollinators. Much of his recent research has focused on the use of wildflower augmentation and vegetation management to enhance native insect pollinator diversity and abundance. Samm Epstein is a lab technician in Dr. Daniel’s lab assisting with fieldwork surveying native milkweed in Florida.

Wings Over Florida is a bird and butterfly listing recognition program from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

It was presented on both Zoom and Facebook Live.

Recorded Webinars

December 2017 — Plant Explorers, Erin Alvarez

November 2017 — Florida Friendly Landscaping Plots vs. Conventional Landscapes, Dr. Gail Hansen

October 2017 — Twenty Questions for Diagnosing Plant Problems, Nichelle Demorest

September 2017 — Creating a Pollinator Garden with Youth Leaders, Lynn Barber and Nicole Pinson

July 2017 — Landscape Insects Update, Adam Dale

June 2017 — Ornamental Flowering Trees in Florida, Stephen Brown

June 2017 — Florida 4-H Horticultural ID and Judging Contest, Wendy Wilber and Emily Eubanks

April 2017 — First Line Defenders: Master Gardener Volunteers, Bill Lester

March 2017 — Native Alternatives to Ornamental Invasives in Florida, Sandra Wilson

February 2017 — Creating a Wildlife and Invasive Species Educational Program for Florida Master Naturalists and Florida Master Gardeners, Jim Davis

January 2017 — Promoting IPM and Behavioral Change, Whitney Elmore

October 2016 IST — Extension Behavior Change: Introduction to Social Marketing Principles, Laura Warner

March 2016 IST — Extension Behavior Change: Evaluating Individual Contact Teaching, Laura Warner

January 2016 — Advanced Help Desk Master Gardener Training Program, Theresa Badurak

January 2016 CLCE Webinar — Introduction to Trees and Tree Selection, Andrew Koeser

December 2015 CLCE Webinar — Florida Landscape Weeds and Mulch: Keys to Improving Landscape Weed Management, Chris Marble

October 2015 CLCE Webinar — Extension Behavior Change: Introduction to Social Marketing Principles, Laura Warner and Paul Monaghan

January 2015 CLCE Webinar — Sustainable Roses: Chili Thrip Research (Part 4 of 4-part Series), Steven Arthurs

November 2014 CLCE Webinar — Sustainable Roses: IPM and Emerging Pests & Diseases (Part 3 of 4-part Series), Matt Orwatt

September 2014 CLCE Webinar — Sustainable Roses: Cultivar Selection (Part 2 of 3-part Series), Matt Orwat and Sydney Park Brown

August 2014 CLCE Webinar — Are homeowners willing to pay a premium price for eco-friendly lawn fertilizer? Hayk Khachatryan

July 2014 CLCE Webinar — Sustainable Roses: General Care (Part 1 of 3-part Series), Matt Orwat and Sydney Park Brown

June 2014 CLCE Webinar — Pest Diagnostic Websites and Mobile Applications, Steven Arthurs