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Think Spring! Spring Master Gardener Classes Set to Begin January 17th

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Ok, here’s another gift idea for the gardener in your life!  Read below for information on the next round of Master Gardener classes to start in the new year.

Think Spring!  Spring Master Gardener Classes Set to Begin January 17, 2012

Iowa State University Extension Black Hawk County is offering Spring Master Gardener classes, beginning January 17 through March 27, 2012, at the Dick Young Greenhouse (at George Washington Carver Academy), 1505 Logan Avenue in Waterloo.  Cost is $150 for the Master Gardener class.  To register, send payment to Black Hawk County Extension, 3420 University Avenue, Suite B in Waterloo.  After January 5, a $25 late fee is assessed.

Classes are offered on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm for 11 weeks and are taught by Iowa State University Extension staff and specialists.  The program offers 40 hours of instruction that covers topics in lawn care, ornamental trees and shrubs, insect, disease, and weed control; soil and plant nutrition; vegetable gardening; houseplants, and garden flowers.

Participants become Master Gardener Interns after completing the training.  Upon returning 40 hours of volunteer service in the community, participants become Certified Iowa Extension Master Gardeners.  During 2011, Black Hawk County Master Gardeners completed 3,523 hours of service in the community.  It is the acquisition of knowledge, the skill in gardening, and giving back to the community that distinguishes a Master Gardener from other gardeners.

Contact Bryan Foster, ISU Horticulturist at 319.433-2516 for more information on the Master Gardener program.  For more information on Extension, go to: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/blackhawk/.

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Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

December 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm

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