2024 Seeds For Thought Garden Symposium - Newton

Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Just in time for spring, the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach 2024 Seeds for Thought Garden Symposium will be held on March 23 from 9 am—3 pm at the DMACC campus in Newton.
   
This educational event will offer a variety of presentations on topics that are sure to match any gardener’s interests and provide a fun day of learning for gardeners of any experience level. Gardeners (or gardening hopefuls!) can learn and grow their skills with a keynote educational presentation and breakout sessions.
   

Meagan Anderson, Iowa State University Extension Agronomist is the keynote presenter and will be sharing “Can We Beat the Weeds?” 

Breakout session presenters include: Anne Evans, Veronica Grim, and Lois Harris Mahaska County Master Gardeners “Growing and Using Herbs: You Can DO That!”; Jonita Boyer, Tassel Ridge Winery “Grapes in Iowa”; Guy Gibson, Arborist “Is My Tree Safe In My Yard”; Randall Vos, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulture Specialist “Fruit Cultivars of Iowa” and “Relieving Spring Container Design Anxiety”; Jeff Hafner Early Morning Harvest “Aquaponics”; Marla Mertz, Marion County Conservation Naturalist, “Jeweled Dancers-Our Real Life Dragons and Damsels”; Rachel Tan, Production Horticulturist, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden “Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener”; and Boulder Ridge Farms “Creating a Garden or Farm with a Purpose”.
   

The registration fee is $50 and includes: the keynote presentation, variety of breakout sessions and lunch. The registration deadline is March 15. After March 15 registration will be $65.
   
For a registration brochure, which includes descriptions of the session topics, please visit Jasper, Mahaska, Marion or Poweshiek County ISU Extension and Outreach offices or the website; or contact ISU Extension and Outreach – Jasper County at 550 North 2nd Ave W, Newton, (641-792-6433).
   
Sponsoring organizations include Iowa State University Extension and Outreach from Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, and Poweshiek Counties.

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