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 Marion County Extension Master Gardeners Image The Master Gardener program is a volunteer service training program whereby adults are given advanced training in horticulture in exchange for volunteer service to the community. Mission The mission of the Master Gardener Program is to provide current, research-based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through ISU Extension programs and projects. Through their participation in educational activities, Master Gardeners also increase their own personal knowledge in horticulture. Iowa Master Gardener Website Junior Master Gardener Program Image Please keep an eye out for more information on this group in the Spring! The program is for all 4th - 6th graders with an interest in horticulture and gardening. Junior Master Gardeners is a special interest 4-H club. If you are already a member of one 4-H club in Marion County, you do not pay an additional enrollment fee to join the Junior Master Gardeners. Non 4-H members pay a $15 enrollment fee. Image All Marion county 4th-6th graders are welcome to attend! Contact 641-842-2014 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. National Junior Master Gardener Website The Green Scene January Document GreenSceneJan2022 February Document GreenSceneFeb2022 March Document GreenSceneMar2022 April Document GreenSceneApril2022 May Document GreenSceneMay2022 June Document GreenSceneJune2022 July Document GreenSceneJuly2021 August Document GreenSceneAug2021 September Document GreenSceneSept2021 October Document GreenSceneOct2021 November Document GreenSceneNov2021 December Document GreenSceneDec2021 Horticulture and Home Pest News For timely and relevant news on flowers, gardens, pests and, more go to the Horticulture and Home Pest News website. Trees For common tree identification go to the Interactive Tree Identification Key.