2020 Fall Webcast Series

Watch a set of three videos focused on water in Iowa. Dr. Billy Beck, shares about trees, waterways, and what you can do to help. Bree Marmur showcases rain gardens and gives tips to be a good water steward. Dr. Kay Stefanik showcases wetlands, and native wetland plants. Find them on YouTube here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCoyB28Aj3qOovjpwnkSiLBg

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. Read the press releaseContact 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. 

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 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.

Watch the videos on YouTube 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.