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 2024 events is shared here. For more information on how to become an Iowa Master Gardener visit How to Become a Master Gardener

Please Join Us on the second Tuesday of the month at Jet's Cafe at 10:30 am for an informal meeting.

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

Saturday, April 6

Gardening in the Driftless

Houston, MN High School

Tuesday, April 9

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

Thursday, April 11

MG annual dinner, 5 p.m.

Rossville

Thursday, April 25

MG meeting at 7 p.m.

Wellness Center

Saturday, May 11

FFA Plant Sale

Waukon HS Greenhouse

Tuesday, May 14

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

Saturday, May 18

MG/FFA plant sale

Fairgrounds

Tuesday, June 11

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

June 14-16

Big 4 Fair

Postville

Thursday, June 27

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

TBA

Tuesday, July 9

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

Saturday, July 13

Clean open class exhibit building

Fairgrounds

July 17-21

Allamakee County Fair

Waukon

Tuesday, August 13

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

Thursday, August 22

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

Wellness Center

Tuesday, September 10

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

Tuesday, October 8

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

Saturday, October 26

MG meeting 10 a.m.

Wellness Center

Tuesday, November 12

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

Tuesday, December 10

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

Tuesday, January 14, 2025

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

Tuesday, February 11, 2025

Monthly informal gathering, 10:30 a.m.

Jet's Café

Saturday, February 15, 2025

MG meeting 10 a.m.

Wellness Center

 

 

Guidelines

Continuing Education

Master Gardeners - Bylaws October 2019
Continuing Education Guidelines February 2016

Volunteer

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, 2024 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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