FREE Garden Classes at Hiawatha Public Library

free garden classes at hiawatha public library iowa

FREE Garden Classes will be presented by the Linn County Master Gardeners (LCMG) at the Hiawatha Public Library.  No pre-registration is required, just come and join us!

Feed the Birds  CLASS
Wednesday • February 4, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Hiawatha Public Library • 150 W Willman St • Hiawatha, IA
Deb Walser, LCMG, shares a power point presentation that features the most common birds that summer and winter in Iowa. We will look at the many types of feed we can put out for the birds plus trees and shrubs that provide cover and food. Come see beautiful pictures and lots of birding tips.

Orna-edibles-Pretty Enough to Eat  CLASS
Wednesday • February 11, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Hiawatha Public Library • 150 W Willman St • Hiawatha, IA
LCMG Sylvia Kelley, shares simple ideas to grow food and flowers in combinations that are front yard beautiful and healthy to eat. Take Steps towards sustainable living for every life style -apartments, condos, houses big and small from a single container to the whole front yard.

Starting Seeds and Transplants  CLASS
Wednesday • February 18, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Hiawatha Public Library • 150 W Willman St • Hiawatha, IA
Starting flower and vegetables from seed is not only fun and satisfying, but it can also be a cost effective way of expanding your garden varieties.  LCMG Phil Pfister will provide tips and techniques on seeding, transplanting, and setting plants out in the garden, and extending the growing season.  This presentation concentrates mainly on vegetable production, but the techniques also apply to flowers.

The Zen Garden - Japanese Gardening Principles in Midwest Gardens  CLASS
Wednesday • February 25, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm
at Hiawatha Public Library • 150 W Willman St • Hiawatha, IA
Zen gardens are a spiritual celebration of nature.  LCMGs, Jean and Vicki, will discuss how to incorporate the principles of Japanese gardening into your home garden and will take you (electronically) to some upper Midwest Japanese gardens. Finally, they will show you how to start on your own Zen garden with an easy Lotus Pond.

 

Questions or need more info? Contact Kathy at kwimer@iastate.edu or 319-377-9839.

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