2020 Winter Webcast Series
Participating ISU Extension and Outreach county offices can show the 3-part webcast series starting in February 2020. Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist, will share what people can do to adapt to changing growing conditions. State Master Gardener Coordinator Susan DeBlieck will share ideas for Master Gardener volutneer project sites to get kids into the garden. Explore the Ada Hayden Herbarium with Deborah Lewis, the curator; find out about early Iowa botanists and Deb's favorite native plants. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office to learn more.
2019 Summer 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.
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 provides presentations to enhance MG volunteer projects. Topics include: Invasive Insect Update, Tree Care, Attracting Local Bees, Growing Organic Vegetables, Compost 101, and Growing Roses in Iowa. Read the press release here.
Growing Together 2018 Webcasts
The Growing Together webcast series covers gardening and hunger topics such as: Managing volunteers in the garden, Starting seeds and growing transplants, and Building partnerships within the local food system. Watch the webcasts here.
2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series
Watch live webinars or previous recordings about insects. These webinars from eXtension count towards Master Gardener continuing education credits. Click here to find out more.
Growing Season 2017 Webcasts
Webcast topics include: Urban Tree Selection with Gabbi Edwards, Gardening with Youth with FoodCorps staff Chelsea Krist, and Landscaping to Attract Wildlife with Dr. Adam Janke. Watch online here.
Growing Together 2017 Webcasts
In 2016, Iowa Master Gardeners donated more than 60,000 pounds of produce to local food banks (learn about results here). Webcast topics include: Donation & Small-Space Gardens, Impact Matters, and Growing & Harvesting Vegetables. Click here to watch online.
Growing Season 2016 Webcasts
Gardeners will learn about benefits of shade in the landscape, tree problems, and native garden insects. Watch online here.
Food Security in Iowa Webcasts
Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about the realities of hunger in Iowa, the best way to work with food banks, donation garden food safety, and more. Click here to watch the series online.
Watch the 2015 Growing Season Webcasts
Hear from Master Gardeners, Iowa State University faculty, and Reiman Gardens staff. Click here to watch online.