Master Gardener 2014 Club Information

 

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Master Gardeners of Black Hawk County is to provide current, research-based, home horticulture information to the citizens of Iowa through ISU Extension programs & projects. Through their participation in educational activities, Master Gardeners also increase their own personal knowledge in horticulture.

What is a Master Gardener?  
Brochure (PDF)

 

Contact
Information:

Bryan Foster 
County Hortifculturist, fosterbd@iastate.edu 319-239-3974
Tammy Schnock
Greenhouse Manager, schnockt@iastate.edu 319-433-2516

Michelle Temeyer
Executive Director, temeyer@iastate.edu 319-234-6811
 
Sheila Walitshek
Office Assistant, sheilaw@iastate.edu
 

About...
Black Hawk County Master Gardener Club:
 

The Black Hawk County Master Gardener Club meets the third Wednesday evening of each month at George Washington Carver Academy, 1505 Logan Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa.  A program begins at 6:30 p.m. with a brief business meeting following.

• February 19, 2014
 
The Black Hawk County Master Gardener Club is hosting its first 2014 Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday, February 19 beginning at 6:30 pm at George Washington Carver Academy, 1505 Logan Avenue in Waterloo.  Annual club membership is $10 and may be paid at the door.  Guest speaker is Emma Cornwell, FoodCorps member working with Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach.  She is working in the Waterloo Schools teaching kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from, building and tending school gardens and bringing high-quality local food into public school cafeterias. 
 Newly elected club officers for 2014 include:
Chair: Bonnie Wetzel, 
Vice Chair: Steve Buckles,  
Secretary: Ken Yuska,
Treasurer, Kathy Sadler
            The mission of the Master Gardener Program is to provide current, research-based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through ISU Extension programs and projects. Through their participation in educational activities, Master Gardeners also increase their own personal knowledge in horticulture. Master Gardeners extend Iowa State University Extension’s consumer horticulture education programs through volunteer activity.
            During 2014, Black Hawk County Master Gardeners completed 5448 hours of service in the community.  It is the acquisition of knowledge, the skill in gardening, and giving back to the community that distinguishes a Master Gardener from other gardeners.
            Contact Bryan Foster, Black Hawk County Horticulturist at 319.433-2516 for more information on the Master Gardener program or club membership.  Visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/blackhawk/ for more information on Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach.
 
• April 16, 2014Guest speaker is Keith Kovarik of K & K Gardens located in Hawkeye, Iowa.  His topic is “What’s New for 2014 Gardens.”
• August 20, 2014
• November 19, 2014

Cedar Valley
"Garden Shed Radio Show" 

Local Master Gardener Rich Congdon has launched the
"Garden Shed Radio Show" on
Saturday mornings at 8 am on KCFI 1250AM. The show aims to inform listeners about lawn, flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs. The show segments include: Featured Cedar Valley Garden of the Week; What's Going On in the Garden; Plant of the Week, Garden Tip of the Week, and a Mail Bag section.
 

2014
Spring
Master Gardenering
Training Classes
for Black Hawk County

 
 
Classes held at: George Washington Carver Academy, 1505 Logan Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa
Club Members may attend and those needing to complete their Educational Hours.
Classes 6:30 - 9:30pm
Jan. 16  - Vegetable Gardening
Jan. 23 Adobe Connect - Soils and Botany
Jan. 30 Adobe Connect – Plant Pathology and Entomology
Feb. 6 Adobe Connect – Weeds, IPM, & Pesticides
Feb. 13 Adobe Connect – Landscape Trees & Shrubs
Feb. 20 Adobe Connect – Animal Ecology
Feb. 22 Saturday Class on ISU Campus
Feb. 27 Adobe Connect - Fruits
Mar. 6 Adobe Connect - Turf
Mar. 13 Adobe Connect – Sustainable Landscape Design
Mar. 27 Herbaceous Ornamentals
Apr. 3 Houseplants

 

 

Kansas City Garden Bus Tour - Open to Master Gardeners and Non-Master Gardeners

The Black Hawk County Master Gardeners is hosting a garden bus tour to Kansas City and Overland Park, Missouri, visiting a variety of fabulous gardens on June 6, 7, and 8.  Guests will tour Kauffman Garden, Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden and Monet Gardens, one of the top ten gardens in the United States.  Other stops include the Arabia Steamship Museum and the K State Demonstration Gardens.
Download Brochure to Register. 

Cost is $425 for Master Gardeners and $475 for non-members.
 
  It is the acquisition of knowledge, the skill in gardening, and giving back to the community that distinguishes a Master Gardener from other gardeners.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 
                                   
 
 
 
                  

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