Web-based Programs for Education Hours – Extension Master Gardener Program

Web-based Programs for Education Hours

And Justice For All :

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. And Justice for All Poster – English and Spanish

Purdue Plant ID Pal Website Quizzes

Take quizzes on website to test your knowledge of plant identification – 1 education hour for each completed section with a total of 4 education hours for completing all 4 sections as explained here: https://www.hort.purdue.edu/plant-id-pal/suggestions.html

Purdue Plant ID Pal website: https://www.hort.purdue.edu/plant-id-pal/

Purdue Online Gardening Resources


Brown County Native Woodlands Project 

The Brown County Native Woodlands Project‘s mission is to protect the forests of the Brown County Hills from the devastating effects of invasive plant species through education, training, and eradication of non-native invasive plants. They will host Nature Daze 2023 on Saturday, September 9, 2023.

reportINvasive YouTube Channel!


Tune Up Your Diagnostic Skills with a Podcast and the Purdue Plant Doctor 

Just in time for the growing season, there is a new podcast to help you brush up your plant diagnostic skills.  In this podcast Margaret Roach, garden writer for the New York Times, interviewed the creators of the Purdue Plant Doctor web page, Professors Janna  Beckerman and Cliff Sadof on how to diagnose problems you may encounter on you plants.  After discussing the diagnostic process, they describe how you can use the Purdue Plant Doctor web page to help you identify and manage plants problem.  See this link for a transcript of the interview and a link to the podcast https://awaytogarden.com/diagnosing-plant-troubles-with-the-purdue-plant-doctor/.

A separate,  short demonstration of the webpage is available here https://youtu.be/C4rGAP4Jerk

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest – Education Programming 

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest offers adult education opportunities around sustainable gardening practices. Events are both virtual and in person. Check this events calendar regularly for updates or email Kristin Faurest at Kristin.faurest@bernheim.org


Working with Volunteers

April, 2022 – Working with Volunteers by John Orick, Purdue EMG State Coordinator for “Growing Together” project teams and partners

Video recording


Purdue EMG Advanced Training Series – 2024 (NEW!)

May 10, 2024 – Seed Labeling Laws and Seed Libraries

Webinar Recording 

PowerPoint Slides

Office of the Indiana State Chemist Seed Section

April 23, 2024 – Backyard Gardening and Landscaping for Birds

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

April 16, 2024 – Native Plants for Indiana Landscapes

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Recommended Indiana-native Plants for Attracting Pollinators – POL-6-W 

April 9, 2024 – Wild by Design

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Wild by Design Resources Handout

Purdue EMG Advanced Training Series – 2023

December 7, 2023 – Tree and Shrub Insect Problems

Webinar Recording 


Report Invasives Purdue

IDNR Invasive Species Website

EDD Maps – Midwest

EAB University YouTube

Purdue EAB

November 30, 2023- Best Practices for Planting and Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Webinar Recording


Tree Installation: Process and Practices (FNR-433)

Tree Pruning Essentials (FNR-506)

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs (HO-4)

November 2, 2023 – Tree and Shrub Disease Problems

Webinar Recording 

Handout large slides

Handout 3 slides per page

Publication links

October 19, 2023 – Species Selection: Opting for Native Trees and Shrubs, Carrie Tauscher, Director, Crown Hill Arboretum, Indianapolis, IN

Webinar Recording


Other resources:

Purdue Tree Installation publication: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/fnr/fnr-433-w.pdf

Michigan State article on Alkaline Soils: https://www.canr.msu.edu/hrt/uploads/535/78626/RightTreeAlkalineSoilred.pdf

April 20, 2023 – Composting and Soil Amendments, Michele Jones, Purdue Extension Educator, Morgan County, and Karen Mitchell, Purdue Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist

Webinar Recording


Compost References

April 6, 2023 – Understanding Container Soils, Carey Grable, Purdue Extension Educator, Marion County

Webinar Recording


Container and Raised Bed Gardening – HO-200

March 23, 2023 – Soil Testing: Sampling and Interpreting Test Results, Jamie Bultemeier, Director of Sales & Marketing Agronomist, A & L Great Lakes Laboratories, Ft. Wayne, IN

Webinar Recording


Special Webinar – New Requirements for Non-Profits

February 8, 2023- New Requirements for Non-Profits under Indiana Department of Revenue, Miriam Robeson, Harmon Robeson Law, LLP

Webinar recording


Purdue EMG Advanced Training Series – 2022

November 9, 2022 – Landscape Design, Sean Rotar, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

Webinar Recording 


October 26, 2022 – Color in the Garden, Karen Mitchell, Purdue Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist

Webinar Recording


October 12, 2022 – Container Gardening, Jo Ellen Meyers-Sharp, Purdue EMG, Marion County

Webinar Recording 


May 11, 2022 – Beneficial Insects in the Garden, Dr. Cliff Sadof, Professor of Entomology, Purdue University

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Hornworm Meets Alien video

April 21, 2022 – Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants in the Home Landscape, Lisa Meek, Purdue Extension Master Gardener, Hamilton County and Laura McCloughan, Purdue Extension Master Gardener, Hamilton County

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides – part 1

PowerPoint Slides – part 2

March 24, 2022 – Organic Gardening, Ashley Adair, Extension Organic Agriculture Specialist and Karen Mitchell, Purdue Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Emerald Ash Borer University – Fall 2021 Webinar Series

For more information and to register for the webinars, visit: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/eabu.php

Purdue EMG Advanced Training Series (2021) 

What NonProfits Need to Know about Copyright, November 10, 2021

Webinar Recording


A Guide to Copyright


Risk Management Practices for NonProfits, October 26, 2021

Webinar Recording 

PowerPoint Slides

Protecting Pollinators, May 4, 2021

Webinar Recording 

PowerPoint Slides

Purdue Pollinator Protection Publications – Purdue Entomology

“Bee Lawns” – University of Minnesota Extension

Nurturing Mason Bees in Your Backyard in Western Oregon – Oregon State University

Building and Managing Bee Hotels for Wild Bees – Michigan State University

Invasive Species, April 6, 2021

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Invasive plant photos

Purdue Report Invasives Website

Using Zoom Effectively, March 30, 2021

Webinar Recording 

PowerPoint Slides

Indiana University Herbarium Photo Scavenger Hunt Training 

Photo Scavenger Hunt Website

Consortia of Midwest Herbaria Website

Purdue EMG Reporting Guidelines for IU Herbarium Project


Winter Twig Identification by Rosie Lerner 

Winter Twig ID Handout

Winter Tree ID Key

CoCoRaHS Training

Learn more about serving as a volunteer observer for CoCoRaHS here: https://www.cocorahs.org/state.aspx?state=in

Watch the recording of the introduction to program held in mid-April, 2020 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QHxfnHzkL8&feature=youtu.be

 All volunteer observers are strongly encouraged to go through training to best understand the observational best practices that make the citizen science effort most valuable to users of the data.  Two duplicate training webinars will be held on May 7, 2020. 

Visit https://www.cocorahs.org/state.aspx?state=in to find connection information for these webinars! 

Introduction to Rain Gardens and Rainscaping Webinar

Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Lunch and Learn Webinars

Visit this site to learn more and register: http://go.osu.edu/MGVlearn

Growing Your Presentation Skills

Watch all videos and complete the quizzes after each video to earn 3 education hours. 


Purdue Extension Home Gardening Playlist

(3 education hours for watching all videos)

Click HERE to watch! 

Purdue Youtube Playlist – Assessing Spring Freeze Damage on Fruit

Click HERE to watch! 

Starting Seeds Indoors

(Phil Woolery, Purdue Extension, Starke County)

Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/146318798782029/videos/410018082911862/

Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/146318798782029/videos/823644717986579/

Purdue Emerald Ash Borer Self Study Training

Complete the self-study slides and complete the quiz (1.5 education hours)


University of Illinois Extension Vegetable Gardening Playlist

Click HERE to watch! 

Horticulture Webinars

Sweet on Bees (from the Purdue Women in Agriculture team, August 20, 2019) (1.25 education hour)

How to Make an Under the Sink Compost Bin Using Red Worms (from the Purdue Women in Agriculture team, May 23, 2019) (.75 education hour)

Gardening for Royalty: Native Plants for the Monarchs and Queens (from the Purdue Women in Agriculture team, April 18, 2019) (1 education hour)

Emerald Ash Borer University (1 education hour for each webinar)

Herb Gardening (from the Purdue Women in Agriculture team, April 25, 2018) (1 education hour)

Planting for Pollinators (from the Purdue Women in Agriculture team, May 31, 2018) (1 education hour)

Food Safety Training Video used for Purdue “Growing Together” project (0.5 education hour)

Food Security Training Video used for Purdue “Growing Together” project (1.0 education hour)

Practical Food Safety in the Garden (From Oregon State University Extension, June 28, 2018) (1 education hour)

Frontiers in Slug and Snail Management (From Oregon State University Extension, January 29, 2018) (1 education hour)

Powdery Mildew: Biology & Management in the Garden (From Oregon State University Extension, April 16, 2018) (1 education hour)

Never doubt how a small, thoughtful & committed pollinator habitat can change the world (from Oregon State University Extension, September 2017) (1 education hour)

Organic Pesticides for Home Gardens (from Oregon State University Extension, August, 2017) (1 education hour)

Nursery Dealer’s License and IDNR Update (June 12, 2018) (1.25 education hours)

Organizational & Leadership Webinars

Tips for Effective Boards and Committees: Parts 1 and 2 (1 education hour per video)

The Ins & Outs of Public Events (from the Colorado Master Gardener Program) (0.5 education hour)

Social Media Best Practices (March 2, 2018) (1 education hour)

Non-Profit Financial Practices (February 9, 2018) (1 education hour)

Revising Non-Profit By-Laws (January 18, 2018) (1 education hour)

The Basics of Roberts Rules of Order (Parliamentary Procedure) (March 7, 2017) (1 education hour)

Master Gardener Mentoring Programs (January 19, 2017) (1 education hour)

Making Group Decisions (March 1, 2016) (1.25 education hours)

Starting a Master Gardener Hotline (January 12, 2016) (1.25 education hours)

What Counts? Approving MG Volunteer and Educational Hours (January 15, 2015)

  • All Purdue EMG volunteers are encouraged to contact their local Purdue EMG County Coordinator with questions regarding volunteer and education hours approvals.
    • Instructions for earning credit – Complete the “What Counts Quiz” below and then watch the recording of the webinar. It make take just a couple minutes for the recording to load. 
    • Earn 2 education hours for completing the quiz and training.
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • What Counts Quiz
  • What Counts Quiz Key
  • Recording of training held on January 15, 2015
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