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Iowa Master Gardener Program

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Denny SchrockDenny Schrock
Master Gardener Coordinator
137 Horticulture Hall
Phone 515/294-4813
Email:
dennys@iastate.edu

 

Cindy HaynesCynthia Haynes
Master Gardener Professor-in-Charge

Email:
chaynes@iastate.edu
Phone 515/294-4006
Fax 515/294-0730

Upcoming Events

 

Reiman Gardens

Iowa Arboretum

 

What: Henry County Master Gardener Spring Symposium

When: Saturday, March 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant

Who: Henry County Master Gardeners 

Price: $30; 319-385-8126

 

What: 36th Annual Garden Seminar

When: Saturday, March 1, 9:00 am - noon

Where: BioScience Building, Iowa Central Community College, Ft. Dodge

Who:  Bill Boon, ISU Prof. Emerit., Landscape Architecture

Price: Free and open to the public

 

What: Dubuque County Master Gardener Spring Seminar

When: Saturday, March 1

Where: Dubuque

Who: Dubuque County Master Gardeners 

Price: $20 in advance; $25 at the door; 563-583-6496

 

What: Learn on Saturdays - Tree & Garden Diseases to Watch for in  2014; The Good, the Bad & the Buggly

When: Saturday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.

Where: Des Moines Botanical Garden

Who: Mark Gleason; Donald Lewis

Price: $5-10; dmbotanicalgarden.com

 

What: Mondays in March - Wanted: Shady Characters

When: Monday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 116 Guetzko Ct., Manchester

Who: Josh Spece

Price: $2; Delaware County Master Gardeners

 

What: Pruning 101

When: Saturday, March 8, 9:00 a.m.

Where: Brenton Arboretum, Dallas Center

Who: Andy Schmitz

Price: $5 (members free); thebrentonarboretum.org

 

What: Learn on Saturdays - Benefits of Composting; The Botany of Beer

When: Saturday, March 8, 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.

Where: Des Moines Botanical Garden

Who: Mosa Shayan; Robert Wallace

Price: $5-10; dmbotanicalgarden.com

 

What: Top 10 Trees & Shrubs; Water-wise Gardening

When: Saturday, March 8, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Where: Iowa Arboretum

Who: Joe McNally

Price: $10 members; $15 non-members

 

What: Mondays in March - Know Your Plants From the Ground Up

When: Monday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 116 Guetzko Ct., Manchester

Who: Keith Kovaric

Price: $2; Delaware County Master Gardeners

 

What: Sentinel Plant Network First Detector Training

When: Tuesday, March 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Reiman Gardens

Who: Reiman Gardens Staff

Price: Free

 

What: Pruning Workshop

When: Thursday, March 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: Reiman Gardens

Who: Sarah Rummery

Price: $12 members; $15 nonmembers

 

What: Learn on Saturdays - Grow Wild: Plants for Wildlife; Rain Gardens

When: Saturday, March 15, 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.

Where: Des Moines Botanical Garden

Who: James Baggett; Inger Lamb

Price: $5-10; dmbotanicalgarden.com

 

What: Art of Gardening

When: Saturday, March 15, 8:00 a.m.

Where: Muscatine Community College

Who: Cindy Kress

Price: $40 - deadline March 7; 1-800-351-4669

 

What: Mondays in March - Herbs in the Garden Plot & Cooking Pot

When: Monday, March 17, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 116 Guetzko Ct., Manchester

Who: Sara Selchert, Betty Kruse

Price: $2; Delaware County Master Gardeners

 

What: Learn on Saturdays - Crazy About Conifers; Conifer Companions

When: Saturday, March 22, 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.

Where: Des Moines Botanical Garden

Who: Paula Flynn; Gary Whittenbaugh

Price: $5-10; dmbotanicalgarden.com

 

What: Atlantic Spring Gardening Seminar

When: Saturday, March 22

Where: Atlantic High School

Who: Cass County Master Gardeners

Price: www.extension.iastate.edu/cass

 

What: Mondays in March - Fairy Gardens with a Tinkerbell Touch

When: Monday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 116 Guetzko Ct., Manchester

Who: Heidi Tietz

Price: $2; Delaware County Master Gardeners

 

What: Learn on Saturdays - The Future of Education Programming; The Botanical Garden in 2014 and Beyond

When: Saturday, March 29, 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.

Where: Des Moines Botanical Garden

Who: Whitney Bouma; Stephanie Jutila

Price: $5-10; dmbotanicalgarden.com

 

What: Siouxland Garden Show

When: Fri., Sat., Sun., March 27-29

Where: Sioux City Convention Center

Who: Woodbury County Master Gardeners

Price: Free; (712) 276-2157

 

What: Spring Gardening Conference

When: Saturday, March 29, 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. 

Where: The Center, 714 S. Main, Council Bluffs

Who: West Pottawattamie County Master Gardeners

Price: $30 - by March 21, $40 thereafter; (712) 366-7070

 

What: Iowa Local Foods Conference

When: Tuesday, April 8, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Quality Inn, Ames

Who: Iowa Food Systems Council

Price: $50 - by March 28, $65 thereafter; www.leopold.iastate.edu/2014-iowa-local-food-conference

 

What: Mondays in March - What's Up with Ash Trees & the Emerald Ash Borer?

When: Monday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 116 Guetzko Ct., Manchester

Who: Todd Fagan, Mark Shour, Doug Foley, Larry Schmidt

Price: Free; Delaware County Master Gardeners

 

What: Federated Garden Clubs Garden Study Course

When: Thurs.-Fri., April 3-4

Where: Iowa Arboretum

Who: Federated Garden Clubs

Price: $40-45 by March 31; call 515-232-0608

 

What: Spring Fever Symposium - Petite Gems for Your Iowa Garden; Nature Rocks!

When: Saturday, April 5, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Where: Iowa Arboretum

Who: Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic Garden

Price: reduced rates until March 22; (515) 795-3216

 

What: 8th Annual Garden Extravaganza

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Where: Expo Center in Pocahontas

Who: Educational presentations 9:15: Bees and 10:30: Vegetable Gardening

Price: $3; xpocahontas@iastate.edu 

 

Upper Midwest Master Gardener Conference

When: June 25-28, 2014

Where: Bettendorf at the Quad-Cities Isle Center and Waterfront Convention Center

www.aep.iastate.edu/iowamg2014/

 


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