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Master Gardener Moments: International Master Gardener Conference by Marcia Simon ('11)

Published on November 21, 2019

One of the most exciting learning opportunities for Master Gardeners! These conferences are held every two years by sponsoring state Master Gardeners all over the country. They include tons of classes on every type of topic – garden design, trees, perennials, water features, vegetables, pests, and much more. (Continuing Ed hours!) Read more about Master Gardener Moments: International Master Gardener Conference by Marcia Simon ('11)

Sheldon and Rock Rapids: 2019 Power of Produce Recap

Published on November 8, 2019

Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a farmers’ market incentive program designed to empower children to make healthful food choices. Each week, children ages 4 through 12 attend PoP Club to take part in educational activities, taste fresh produce and receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market.     Read more about Sheldon and Rock Rapids: 2019 Power of Produce Recap

The Importance of School Gardens

Published on September 26, 2019

School gardens aren’t a new concept. In fact, they have been around since World War I. For decades school gardens have provided a place for children to become problem solvers, open their minds to creative possibilities that nature can provide them, and even improve test scores. They are a wonderful addition to schools of any size located in any climate. Read more about The Importance of School Gardens

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