International Master Gardener (IMG) conferences are held every two years and provide an opportunity for Extension Master Gardeners and Extension specialists to come together and learn while also convening committee meetings and exchanging ideas and concerns.
Our conference theme is “cultivate our legacy” and we will feature a selection of speakers and special events (including a virtual reality room) focused on the future of gardening.
Based on attendance at past IMGC events and our own annual conference, we anticipate:
- 1100 Extension Master Gardeners
- Approximately 50 members of the gardening public
- Attendees from across the US and Canada
WHO ARE EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS?
Extension Master Gardeners are specially trained volunteers who serve alongside their local Extension office to provide education on environmental horticulture and sustainable gardening practices. They work on volunteer projects like farm-to-school programs, community gardens, or horticulture therapy and they organize educational events like gardening symposiums, seed swaps, and horticultural workshops. Extension Master Gardeners provide education related to home horticulture, turf, wildlife gardening, indoor plants, and more. Extension Master Gardeners are active in 49 states, with equivalent organizations in Canada and South Korea.