For Volunteers

2019 MG Training

Celebrating its 40th year in Iowa, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/registration-open-fall-master-gardener-training-1

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Webinars

 Give your garden wings, Gardening FAQ, Ecology plus diversity

2019 Summer Webcast Series

Starting in June, participating ISU Extension and Outreach county offices will show the 3-part webcast series. 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. 

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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