Master Gardeners Offer Three Winter Webcasts

Master Gardener Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Master Gardeners Offer Three Winter Webcasts

Series will allow Master Gardeners to earn six continuing education hours

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host three Growing Season webcasts this winter. Participants will learn about starting vegetable seeds and growing transplants, managing volunteers and building food security partnerships.
The two-hour webcasts are scheduled at the Muscatine County ISU Extension and Outreach office, 1514 Isett Avenue, for February 26, March 5 and March 19, 2018.
Winter webcast topics:

  • Monday, February 26, 6-8 pm – From Seed to Table, presented by Richard Jauron, horticulture specialist, and Caitlin Szymanski, local foods program coordinator, with ISU Extension and Outreach. Learn tips for starting vegetable seeds and growing transplants. Also get to know local food system resources in Iowa.
  • Monday, March 5, 6-8 pm – Garden Helpers, presented by Aaron Steil, assistant director of Reiman Gardens, and Laura Irish, graduate research assistant in horticulture at Iowa State University. Explore best practices for managing volunteers from Reiman Gardens. Learn about how Master Gardeners are volunteering as citizen scientists contributing to research.
  • Monday, March 19, 6-8 pm – Food Security Partners, presented by Tillie Good and Laura Liechty, youth and 4-H program specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach, and Carrie Chennault, graduate research assistant in agricultural education and studies at Iowa State. Hear how Master Gardeners are building projects that increase community food security. Also find out how to expand project partnerships with 4-H youth and volunteers.

The webcasts will provide ideas for Master Gardener and community volunteer projects and expand the knowledge base of volunteers. Master Gardeners can gain six continuing education hours for participating in the webcasts.
No registration required. The webcasts are free of charge and open to anyone who may be interested. For more information contact the Muscatine County Extension and Outreach Office at 563-263-5701.
Funding for the webcasts is provided by the USDA SNAP-Education program.

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