Master Gardener Virtual Classroom

Please enjoy the archived classes offered below. Unless otherwise indicated, these classes were originally presented as live Zoom meetings.

Online Public Education Classes

Best Management Practices

Basic techniques to start, rejuvenate or troubleshoot any garden – ornamental or vegetable – and keep it thriving.

Topics include: Cicadas, Composting,  Lawn Care & Turf  Alternatives, Living with Wildlife, Mosquito & Tick Control, Plant Propagation, Pruning, Waterwise Gardening and Weed ID & Management.

Sustainable Landscaping

Techniques for the design, construction and management of landscapes in built environments that conserve storm water, reduce pollution, integrate locally native plants to support wildlife, and reduce or eliminate the uses of fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fossil fuel inputs.

Topics include: Audubon at Home, Native Plants, Invasive Plants,  Pollinator Gardening, Soil & Water Management, and Sustainable Landscaping Basics

Urban Agriculture

Techniques for successfully growing vegetables, herbs and fruit in urban and suburban landscapes – whether backyards, front yards, rooftop gardens, balconies, school yards or community gardens – for you and your family and sharing the harvest largesse with others.

Topics include: Container Gardening, Edible Landscaping, Foraging, Fruit Trees & Berries, Microgreens, and Vegetable & Herb Gardening (Basics of Vegetable Gardening, Garden Design, Pest Management, and Seed Starting).


Short Educational Videos from the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden

Glencarlyn Coordinators

Garden coordinators (L to R): Judy Funderburk, Alyssa Ford Morel, Elaine Mills, Paul Nuhn, Wendy Mills.

The coordinators of the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden started making short educational videos in the fall of 2020 as an alternative, distanced means of providing some of the educational content and herb-focussed activities usually featured at the garden’s annual AutumnFest event. They enjoyed the medium so much that they have continued to make plant and gardening related presentations as opportunities have presented themselves.

Topics include 

    • Asian Mantis Case with Alyssa Ford Morel
    • Caring for Cannas with Paul Nuhn
    • Cutting Back Native Plants in Spring with Wendy Mills
    • Elaine’s Horticultural Matchmaking Services
    • Herbal Sachets with Judy Funderburk
    • Identifying Plants with Elaine Mills
    • Israeli Salad with Wendy Mills
    • Planting Saffron Crocus with Alyssa Ford Morel
    • Three Native Vines with Alyssa Ford Morel
    • Winter Gardening Tasks with Alyssa Ford Morel
    • Winter Pruning with Paul Nuhn
    • Winter Weeds with Judy Funderburk

Online Youth Education Classes


Online Continuing Education Classes