Master Gardener Program

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.

Jasper County Master Gardener Program

Goals

Education  - Learn it!

  • We collaborate with Jasper County Extension to provide and promote programs, activities and various projects of a horticulture nature for audiences and members.
  • Provide opportunities for networking and exchange of ideas.

Recruitment and Effective Volunteers - Teach it!

  • Coordinate with Iowa State University Extension for local training of new interns.
  • Participate in community activities to share horticulture information with community.
  • Jasper County Master Gardeners are active volunteers throughout our community.

Gardens and Master Gardener Projects - Grow it!

  • Consult and assist in establishment and improvement of community gardens.
  • Designed and maintain ISU Extension gardens.
  • Inspiration Garden planned for DMACC Campus, Newton
  • Growing Together Iowa Donation Garden on DMACC Campus, Newton 
  • NEW Master Gardener Greenhouse
  • Pollinator Garden on DMACC Campus, Newton

Fundraising 

  • All fundraising supports Jasper County Master Gardener projects and programs.
  • Jasper County Master Gardeners are currently raising funds for the creation of the Inspiration Garden through the following projects:
    • Spring Plant Sale - May 4, 2024 
    • Fall Mum Sale 2024 (date TBD)
    • Engraved Brick Paver Fundraiser
  • For more information on upcoming fundraisers and/or how you can help, call 641-792-6433. 
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Jasper County Growing Together Iowa Donation Garden
Jasper County Growing Together Iowa Donation Garden