The Master Gardener Program trains garden enthusiasts to learn, grow, and teach others about plants and gardening in the home landscape. Participants receive 40 hours of training via webcasting, face-to-face, and hands-on workshops, while interacting with others of similar interests. After completing their training, Master Gardener Interns volunteer 40 hours of service in county approved projects related to gardening education to become active Master Gardeners. To maintain active status, Master Gardeners must attend at least 10 hours of county approved continuing education and volunteer at least 20 hours of service on county approved projects. More about Master Gardener Program Dallas County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden Image Check out the garden located on the Dallas County Fairgrounds. If you would like to donate please call the extension office at 515-993-4281 or mail a check to Dallas County Extension 28061 Fairground Road, Adel IA 50003 Image Seed Libraries Locations Dallas County Extension I 28061 Fairground Rd. Adel Adel Public Library I 303 S 10th St. Adel Minburn Public Library I 618 5th St. Minburn Waukee Family YMCA I 210 N Warrior Ln. Waukee Perry Public Library I 1101 Willis Ave. Perry Fruitful Vine Garden I Westview Church in Waukee Events Event / Program Date Location Registration Winter Webinar Series - Gravel Gardens Mar. 1 Online Register Winter Webinar Series - Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels Mar. 8 Online Register Houseplant Swap and Propagation Talk Mar. 25 West Des Moines Public Library No registration required All About Dahlias Mar. 27 Dallas Co Ext Wait List Fruit Tree Workshop & Apple Grafting Mar. 31 Dallas Co Ext Register Rain Barrel Workshop Apr. 1 Dallas Co Ext Register Beekeeping 101 Apr. 3 Dallas Co Ext Register Plant Sale Hosted by The Dallas County Master Gardeners May 6 Dallas County Fairgrounds No registration required Bouquets & Bouquet Arranging June 6 Adel Farmers Market No registration required 2023 International Master Gardener Conference June 18-22 Overland Park, Kansas Register Master Gardener Information How to Become a Master Gardener Applications open in the spring with a deadline of July 1. If you'd like us to notify you when applications open again, please email email@example.com This year the application and training are being completed online. Application Details Who are Master Gardeners? Master Gardeners are community members from a wide variety of backgrounds. They are passionate about serving their communities and sharing gardening best practices. They have taken the Master Gardener training and share their time and expertise as volunteers in community gardens, city beautification projects, and farmers markets to name only a few areas. They love to share their knowledge and give back to the community as volunteers. Any resident of Linn County is invited to apply to become a Master Gardener. What happens after the training? After you complete your training, you'll volunteer in the community at approved Master Gardener projects throughout the county. You'll need to complete 40 hours of volunteering by December 31 of the year following the completion of your training. Projects include working in community gardens with community volunteers, administrative work, answering questions from the public, assisting at our plant sale--there are many different opportunities available. Thereafter, you'll remain active by attending ten or more hours of continuing education and contributing 20 hours or more of volunteer community service. Not interested in volunteering? Register for the core course as a Pro-Hort trainee ($550 fee) and receive a certificate upon completion of the course. If you have any questions, call the Extension Office at 515.993.4281. Master Gardener Hortline We answer horticulture questions in an unbiased, research-based manner. The Dallas County Master Gardener Hortline is a free service. Hortline (515) 993-4281 Summer Hortline hours: March 1st - Oct 31st Monday-Thursday 9:00am-Noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm Friday 9:00-12:00 Winter Hortline hours: Nov 1st - Feb 28th/29th Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00 You can also email Megan Will, the Master Gardener Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, ISU has resources that can help you at the Horticulture and Home Pest News website. You'll find frequently asked questions, newsletter, links to publications, and dozens of videos on a wide range of topics. Check it out!