Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program trains garden enthusiasts to learn, grow, and teach others about plants and gardening in the home landscape. Participants receive 40 hours of training via webcasting, face-to-face, and hands-on workshops, while interacting with others of similar interests. After completing their training, Master Gardener Interns volunteer 40 hours of service in county approved projects related to gardening education to become active Master Gardeners. To maintain active status, Master Gardeners must attend at least 10 hours of county approved continuing education and volunteer at least 20 hours of service on county approved projects.

Story County Master Gardener Association

Story County Master Gardener

The Story County Master Gardener Association is a voluntary organization whose members are committed to expanding their individual and collective knowledge on topics related to horticulture, conservation and resource preservation.  Members of the Association fulfill their commitment to community education by sharing gardening information with the public, by providing college scholarships, and by donating time and monies to communities for materials and projects that relate to gardening.  Regular meetings provide a means for Master Gardeners to share gardening knowledge.

SCMGA Meeting Recordings

SCMGA Scholarship



This scholarship will be for $500-$1000. Candidates must submit a completed application by May 1, 2023. The Story County Master Gardeners Association (SCMGA) will select and announce the scholarship winner in May. The recipient will be recognized at a meeting of the Association.

Applicants for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must be a graduating senior of a Story / Boone / Marshall County high school or a graduate of a Story, Boone, or Marshall County high school attending (or planning to attend) an Iowa College, University, or Iowa Area Community College.
  2. Applicants must be a full-time student or entering as a full-time student with a declared major (or planning to declare a major) in horticulture, floriculture, landscape horticulture, nursery & garden center mgt. greenhouse production, urban/community forestry, and turfgrass science & management in a two-year or four-year program.
  3. Applicants will be limited to 2 (two) Story County Master Gardener Association Scholarship awards during their academic career.

Instructions for completing the Application:

  1. Answer all the questions. If the information does not apply, please so state.
  2. The Scholarship Evaluation Committee asks that all Applications be typed or computer text format.
  3. Attach an official high school or college transcript.
  4. Mail or email the completed application and transcripts by May 1, 2023           ​​​​​​

2023 SCMGA Scholarship Application


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SCMGA Board of Directors

Please contact your SCMGA Board of Directors, if you have questions or concerns:

Darla Ewalt

Vice President:
Lisa Hein

Andrea Dorn

Donald Lewis

Lynette Spicer

Terry Lewis

Jackie Runyan