: Classes will meet at Reiman Gardens in Ames for all sessions with the exception of one Saturday session that will be on the ISU Campus.
The program provides selected volunteers training on many aspects of gardening. In exchange for training, Master Gardeners share their time and knowledge on approved projects within their local communities. Training consists of 40 hours of web based or face-to-face instruction at extension offices throughout Iowa. After training, participants must complete a one-year Master Gardener internship consisting of 40 hours of volunteer service. Additional volunteer hours and ongoing training are required in subsequent years to maintain the Master Gardener status.
The Master Gardener program is unique both for its community emphasis and because it directly utilizes the broad research-based resources of Iowa State University.
Sessions at Reiman Gardens:
September 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 October 2, 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4 from 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday Sessions to be held on ISU Ames campus:
October 18 OR October 25 8am-4:30pm
Cost per participant is $195.00. Registration deadline is September 5 by 5pm. Late registrations will be accepted, unless class is full, with a $25 late fee.