Iowa Master Gardener Class Offered

Master Gardener

Master Gardener Class

September 16 - November 4, 2013

6:30-9:30 pm - 8 Tuesday evenings, 3 Thursday evenings & 1 Saturday (Sat. class on the ISU campus)

Cerro Gordo County Extension Office

2023 S. Federal Ave., Mason City

Anyone interested in gardening is encouraged to call Becky or JoAnn at Cerro Gordo County Extension at 641-423-0844 or email Becky at oelkers@iastate.edu or JoAnn at bartus@iastate.edu  !

Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in growing flowers, vegetables, fruits, shrubs, trees and lawns.

Master Gardener trainees attend 40 hours of classes taught by Iowa State University Extension staff and specialists in topics ranging from lawn care, flower and vegetable gardening, ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit crops, and houseplants to insect, disease, and weed control, soil and plant nutrition, and pesticide safety.

In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer 40 hours of service to their local extension program. Master Gardeners may choose to answer telephone requests for gardening information, staff plant clinics or displays, speak to local groups, teach youths, provide horticulture therapy activities for the elderly, and supervise or judge county fair horticulture activities as judges or project coordinators.

The program will be held beginning on Tuesday evenings, September 16 thru November 4.  The classes will be held at 2023 South Federal Ave., Mason City, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.  There will be two options to attend workshops on the ISU campus (one campus session is required).  The registration fee is $195.

To sign up for the Master Gardener class in this area, call Becky or JoAnn at Cerro Gordo County Extension at 641-423-0844 or email Becky at oelkers@iastate.edu or JoAnn at bartus@iastate.edu.

Master Gardener Class Application

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Iowa Master Gardener Website

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