For Volunteers

Search for Excellence Award

Each year, the Master Gardener Advisory Committee recognizes impactful and outstanding contributions by groups of Iowa Master Gardeners by presenting Search for Excellence (SFE) awards. Multiple awards in several categories may be given. If your local Master Gardener group has projects that are making a difference in your community, consider nominating them for one of these awards. Share your story of how the projects developed and what impacts they have had by submitting applications for the SFE Awards by March 15, 2020.

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Webinars

 Give your garden wings, Gardening FAQ, Ecology plus diversity

2019 Summer Webcast Series

Participating ISU Extension and Outreach county offices showed the 3-part webcast series in summer 2019. Jessie Lowry, Blank Park Zoo, will share pollinator best practices. Aaron Steil, Reiman Gardens, will share the in-depth answers to frequently asked garden questions. Grant Thompson, ISU Department of Horticulture, will show how to create plant communities that mimic nature. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office to learn more. 

Learn more in the press release here. 

2019 Winter Webcast Series

Master Gardener volunteers can gain continuing education hours by viewing webcasts at participating ISU Extension and Outreach county offices. Read the press release. Dan Fillius will provide organic weed-free vegetable growing tips to reduce pests. Elin Filbey will share examples of how to attract new people to the garden. Ed Lyon will explore a dozen ways to create container gardens. 

Growing Season 2018 Webcasts

The Growing Season webcast series includes presentations to enhance MG volunteer projects. Topics are: Invasive Insect Update, Tree Care, Attracting Local Bees, Growing Organic Vegetables, Compost 101, and Growing Roses in Iowa. Read the press release here.

Watch the videos on YouTube here. 

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