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Gardening Basics by ISU Extension — Perfect for new gardeners!

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Hey All – Just in time for spring!  I wanted to share this great opportunity for newbie gardeners —  ISU Extension is organizing a March and April session to introduce gardening basics.   Don’t wait too long to register.

See you in the gardens,



Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering beginning gardening classes for novice gardeners.  These family-oriented programs have been designed to be simple and hands-on.


Session I is called “Introduction to Basic Gardening” and will be held on Sunday, March 4 from 2 to 4 pm at the Black Hawk County Extension Office, 3420 University Avenue, Suite B in Waterloo.  Participants will learn to start seeds at home, when and how to plant seeds, benefits of direct seeding and transplanting, and how to read a seed packet.  Registration deadline is March 1.


Session II is called “Spring Planting Workshop” and will be held on Sunday, April 15 from 2 to 4 pm at the Dick Young Greenhouse, 1505 Logan Avenue in Waterloo.  Participants will learn the basics of planting such as light requirements and spacing and receive seeds to plant at home.  Registration deadline is April 12.


Pre-registration with payment is required.  Cost to attend both sessions is $12.  To register or for additional information, contact Bryan Foster, Consumer Horticulturist at fosterbd@iastate.edu or by calling 433-2516.


Click on the following link to see the full brochure for this great opportunity: Beginning Gardening 101 (2-12)



Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

February 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm

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