Vegetable Gardening, Butterflies
Butterflies, Spring garden maintenance, Perennials
Tell us about your incredible Master Gardener group projects! The Search for Excellence Award recognizes Master Gardener volunteers for their innovative and impactful projects. Submit an application describing your awesome volunteer project by March 15th.
See the list of past award winners and view the application instructions here: Search for Excellence.
Michigan State University’s senior tree fruit educator, Amy Irish-Brown created a two-hour, live (virtual) workshop. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday March 25, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. She will be covering apples, pears, cherries and other stone fruits.
Register by March 18th.
Celebrate Reiman Gardens’ annual Day of Insects in a hybrid fashion for 2021. Enjoy a day filled with presentations from professionals, academics, advocates, and enthusiasts. From beginners to seasoned veterans, Day of Insects has something for anyone interested in or involved with insects.
Tropical plants, Native plants, Monarch butterflies
A Performance with Mary Swander: Poetry, Farming and More! | Sunday, March 28 2:00-3:00p | Hybrid
Mary Swander is a leader in conversations about farming and the wider rural environment in Iowa through creative practices of theater and writing. In addition to providing helpful insight to Associate Curator Adrienne Gennett in her process of curating and contributing to the exhibition publication for Compelling Ground: Landscapes, Environments, and People of Iowa, Swander was also an original co-editor of the exhibition publication for Land of the Fragile Giants: Landscapes, Environments, and Peoples of the Loess Hills. Swander will read her poetry in this unique program that will be offered virtually. This program will be held on WebEx as a webinar format and participants must register in advance. Registrants will receive the program link via email several days in advance to the event. There will also be a limited capacity in person screening of the virtual event in the Brunnier Art Museum.
Participate in the virtual spring fever symposium webinar by Karen Chapman on ideas for gardens of all budgets and sizes.
Celebrate Earth Month by getting a head start on your own summer vegetable garden, with a discussion on best practices by Reiman Gardens’ Horticulturist, Sharon Rink.
Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, April 5. Note: pandemic precautions may still be in place.
Square Foot Gardening, Hydrangeas, Green with Envy
Panel Discussion: The Changing Face of Iowa Farming | Tuesday, April 13 1:00-2:00p | Virtual
With Hannah Breckbill, Shelley Buffalo, Dr. Angie Carter and Patti Naylor
Join a panel of experts as they discuss the changing face of farming in Iowa. Panelists will include academics and practicing Iowa farmers who will examine the history and future of indigenous, queer, and female farmers working the land while developing more sustainable farming practices in Iowa. Building upon the meditation on the landscapes, environments and peoples from the exhibition Compelling Ground, this discussion will be moderated by Associate Curator Adrienne Gennett. This program will be held on WebEx as a webinar format and participants must register in advance. Registrants will receive the program link via email several days in advance to the event.
Apply online by July 1, 2021 to be a part of the Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Application form: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/MG2021
We are looking for volunteers who:
- Are interested in gardening and horticulture,
- Are curious and love to learn, and
- Can make a commitment to the program – 40 volunteer hours and 40 education hours in the first two years. Then 20 volunteer hours and 10 education hours after the Master Gardener Training. If you are taking the course for professional reasons, or do not plan to volunteer, you will enroll as a ProHort trainee.
Leading researchers. Industry experts. Master Gardeners from around the world. Six days of virtual networking, workshops, and education brought to you by the Virginia Extension Master Gardener program
Join us virtually September 12-17, 2021