Master Gardener volunteers participate in a number of activities, sometimes acting as teachers and other times as students.


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.

2018 Turfgrass Field Day Resources

Documents from our Turfgrass Field Day speakers. Attendees can use these for reference and to refresh their knowledge.

2018 International Master Gardener Workshop: Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy

UF/IFAS Extension, in collaboration with WorldStrides is proud to announce the 2018 International Master Gardener Workshop: Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy, October 27 - November 5. This educational workshop focusing on food systems is offered as an educational development opportunity to allow key professionals and Extension volunteers to explore and compare food systems in Southern Italy. Learn more

Plant Identification and Judging Competition

Each year during the Florida Master Gardener conference, teams of Master Gardener volunteers from different counties compete against each other in the 4-H plant identification and judging competition. The teams must successfully identify a number of different plant samples, as well as judge specific plant specimens on their appearance and vigor.

The winning county receives a plaque and their county name is added to the Dean's Award plaque, which is posted in McCarty Hall.

Participants benefit from the added plant knowledge and can helpĀ prepare youth to participate in competitions that take place at the 4-H Congress and at other times throughout the state.

A helpful resource is Judging Horticulture Products, from the National Junior Horticultural Association's website.

Competition Forms

Florida Plant ID Learning Module

Images and information on 200 vegetables, fruits, flowers and landscape plants are included. Use the handy self-test option to judge your progress.

Extension Specialist Updates

UF/IFAS specialist updates share the latest information and research findings. These presentations require the free Windows Media Player.

Outside Resources