Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program trains garden enthusiasts to learn, grow, and teach others about plants and gardening in the home landscape. Participants receive 40 hours of training via webcasting, face-to-face, and hands-on workshops, while interacting with others of similar interests. After completing their training, Master Gardener Interns volunteer 40 hours of service in county approved projects related to gardening education to become active Master Gardeners. To maintain active status, Master Gardeners must attend at least 10 hours of county approved continuing education and volunteer at least 20 hours of service on county approved projects.

Allamakee Co. Master Gardeners

The Allamakee Master Gardeners' host bi-monthly meetings in Waukon. A list of their 2023 events is shared here. For more information on how to become an Iowa Master Gardener visit How to Become a Master Gardener

Tuesday, June 13

Monthly informal gathering

Jet's Café

June 16-18

Big 4 Fair


Thursday, June 22

MG potluck w/spouse @ 6:00 p.m.

Phyllis Baker, hostess

Tuesday, July 11

Monthly informal gathering

Jet's Café

Saturday, July 15

Clean open class exhibit building

Allamakee County Fairgrounds

July 19-23

Allamakee County Fair


Tuesday, August 8

Monthly informal gathering

Jet's Café

Thursday, August 24

MG meeting 7 p.m. (Plant swap?)

Wellness Center

Tuesday, September 12

Monthly informal gathering

Jet's Café

Tuesday, October 10

Monthly informal gathering

Jet's Café

Saturday, October 28

MG meeting 10 a.m.

Wellness Center

Tuesday, November 14

Monthly informal gathering

Jet's Café

Tuesday, December 12

Monthly informal gathering

Jet's Café


Continuing Education

Master Gardeners - Bylaws October 2019
Continuing Education Guidelines February 2016


What Counts Towards My Master Gardener Service Hours? Check out the Master Gardener Volunteer Manual from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The Iowa Master Gardener Program Page
What counts as MG volunteer hours?
Master Gardener Annual Agreement

How to report service hours

Please record your volunteer service and education hours every quarter.
Please go to the Master Gardener Reporting System and enroll to report your hours through the state system. Thank you for remembering to report your volunteer and education hours promptly. It's important to show how much you give the community each year.

Or, you may download the word document Master Gardener Service Record (Due November 30, 2023 to the Extension Office)

Ideas on how to use the Master Gardener Service Record........

  • Download the form and save it to your computers desktop.
    Open the form you saved on your computers desktop.
    Complete the form and resave it until you report your hours.
  • or you may print it off.

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