Spring into Spring Garden Symposium - Malvern

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 8:15am to 3:00pm
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The Mills County Master Gardeners will be hosting the "Spring into Spring" Garden Symposium, Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Lakin Center, located on the Mills County Fairgrounds at 61321 315th St., Malvern, Iowa 51551.

This will be a full day of Horticultural Education for all Gardeners! It is open to gardeners of all ages and abilities and features five speakers.

Our speakers include:

Max Miller, who will be giving a presentation on Bonsai. Max has many years of experience doing Bonsai.  After his presentation, Max and Dan Hunter will be available all day doing "hands on Bonsai", sharing with participants in attendance how they can do their own Bonsai. This is a unique hobby and a great chance to see and learn how first hand!

Donna Brahms presentation will be on the importance of Honey Bees. She and her husband Mike began 3 Bee Farms, their family owned Orchard. They started with honey being the main product along with beeswax by-products. In 2009, Mike and Donna purchased the Glen Robin Orchard. Since the purchase, the orchard has become a place for family gathering, agri-tourism and education, fall fun including the pumpkin patch and corn maze and a hot spot for local produce.  

Delton Lyden is the founder and co-owner of Equality Farm and Foods. Delton prides himself on living sustainably, providing locally sourced high quality and chemical free goods, food education and demonstrating equality to all living organisms. Delton operates daily at the farm wearing several hats. He enjoys working with the community on food education, preservation, gardening and spreading inclusiveness. 

Laura Jesse Iles is an Extension Program Specialist IV and Director of the Plant and Diagnostic Clinic, at the Iowa State University. Her specialty is Insects and Plant Diseases. She will speak to us about invasive pest, including information on the new invasive, "Spotted Lanternfly".

Tim Inman is one of our very own Mills County Master Gardeners. Tim has a vast knowledge in horticulture practices. His presentation is on the "English Walled Gardens". He will explain how he has incorporated this into his own mid-west garden, and give you tips on this gardening style. 

Registration Fee is $30 on or before March 17th. Walk-ins day of symposium is $35. To register on-line for this event to pay via credit card at:



See flyer for paper registration form.