: 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 youth, 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 on Tuesday evenings, September 16 through November 4. The classes will be held at the Winneshiek County Extension Office, 325 Washington Street, Decorah, from 6:30 - “ 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 the Winneshiek County Extension office at 563-382-2949 or email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.