Holiday Plants Zoom meeting

Join the Mahaska County Master Gardeners on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm for a Zoom meeting on Holiday Plants. They will be talking about storing fall vegetables, amaryllis, poinsettias and more. The event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required by Noon October 22. To register contact Suzette Striegel, Mahaska County Horticulturist by phone 641-673-5841 or email striegel@iastate.edu. Zoom link will be provided to those who register.

While Zoom isn’t our favorite method of learning about our favorite subject -gardening– but during COVID it is a popular way to meet without worrying about social distancing and it allows for us to learn with no parking issues, better view of the computer screen, individual volume control, casual dress, comfortable chairs, great choices in beverages and snacks during the presentations, use of your own bathroom, all the while saving gas and commuting time!

Mahaska County Master Gardeners are celebrating their seventeenth year. The local program organized after the county held their first training. The educational volunteer program, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, provides current, research based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through programs and projects. Master Gardeners receive horticulture training, and volunteer to promote a mission of education and service. The program is open to anyone 18 or older with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.

More information about this and other horticulture events can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; and www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm.

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