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School Garden 101, a series of five classes will be offered in seven locations across Iowa. School Garden 101 provides teachers with horticultural skills and shows them how to connect gardening principles to school activities. Learn more here.
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The 2015 Growing Season webinars are now on YouTube. Learn about water features, theme gardens, planting for pollinators, and more. Click here to watch the series.


New Initiative Aims to Increase Produce for Iowa Food Banks
This initiative aims to improve the food environment for Iowans with low income, develop a strategic plan for planting food bank donations in gardens across Iowa, and increase the amount of food donated to food banks by Iowa Master Gardeners. Any active Master Gardener wishing to apply for a mini grant to support a food security project is required to register and take part in the webinar series. Mini grant applications for up to $1000 are due on March 1, 2016. Read the press release here. Learn about the mini grants here. Find out about the webcasts here.

photo Apply for SFE Award by March 15
Did you make an outstanding contribution to your community as a Master Gardener last year? Do you have an impactful Master Gardener project? Consider applying for the annual Search for Excellence award. Learn more here.


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