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Colorado currently has no licensure program for landscaping and many people applying to the Colorado Master Gardener program have indicated a desire to seek entry-level training in order to determine if a second career in horticulture is feasible. Alternatively, some each year who complete this basic training go on into the Green Industry either in basic design and/or maintenance. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension came together with Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado and the Colorado Nursery Association (now CNGA) to create the Rocky Mountain Landscape Design Guide. The purpose of this publication was to inform the general consumer about the landscape design process. A review will be given using this publication with concurrent laboratory activities to Master Gardeners as a continuing education piece.

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Association membership surveys in 2005, 2008, and 2010 showed there was a need for continuing education opportunities for their membership. Further, members wanted programming that was flexible and that could accommodate their schedule. To meet this documented

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education program. Recently, there has been resurgent interest in educational gardens, prompted in part by high-profile calls for a garden in every school ( Pollan, 2008 ) to foster an “edible education.” Although educators may support the use of school

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provide 40 h of community-based volunteer service to hone their skills. Upon completion of this requirement, interns are considered active Master Gardeners. To remain active, volunteers must acquire at least 10 h of continuing education and complete 20 h

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nursery internship was a good way to learn. When asked what would best help them in their plant selection process, the answers most often listed included continuing education (36.5%), increasing familiarity with more plants (30.2%), and better references

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reaching out to homeschool co-ops, conducting houseplant propagation workshops for teens with mental health issues, offering summer continuing education focused on plant sciences for schoolteachers, and fostering children’s interest in monarch monitoring

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involves multiple measures on the same plant that are correlated, but some are qualitative and some are quantitative. However, improved methodology and associated software are likely to become available in the future, hence the need for continuing education

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involves multiple measures on the same plant that are correlated, but some are qualitative and some are quantitative. However, improved methodology and associated software are likely to become available in the future, hence the need for continuing education

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involves multiple measures on the same plant that are correlated, but some are qualitative and some are quantitative. However, improved methodology and associated software are likely to become available in the future, hence the need for continuing education

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system makes full use of volunteer statistics gathered by the VMS, creating an impressive display of the value of the EMG program to the state and county. Continuing education for extension master gardeners. Colorado State University requires that EMG

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