OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A MASTER GARDENER

Written by on August 6, 2013 in News

The Iowa Master Gardener Program offers a unique opportunity for those interested in gardening to gain training on the subject and share their knowledge and passion through volunteer opportunities within their communities. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting an informational meeting for those interested in becoming a Master Gardener on August 21st at 7pm at the Henry County Extension office in Mount Pleasant.

Since its inception in 1979, the Iowa Master Gardener program has trained more than 10,000 participants across the state. Master Gardeners may work at local public gardens, schools, nursing homes, or other community beautification or education projects. Master Gardeners answer questions at farmers market booths, give presentations at gardening seminars, and discuss plants at local plant sales.

Anyone interested in becoming a Master Gardener in their county is invited to attend, not just those from Henry County. Training, volunteer, and tuition requirements will be covered at the meeting. No RSVP is required. Contact Darbee Wellman at 319-835-5116 or dwellman@iastate.edu for more information.
ISU Extension and Outreach is part of an educational network supported by Iowa State University, local county governments, and the United States Department of Agriculture. ISUEO works to increase learning opportunities for citizens of Iowa by providing unbiased, research-based information that will improve quality of life.

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