Fall Master Gardener Training

August 25, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Repeat every week on Tuesday until November 24, 2020

Mahaska County will offer Master Gardener training this fall.  Classes will be Tuesdays August 25-November 24 with class on ISU campus Saturday October 10.  Cost will be $195. Note:  The Mahaska County Master Gardeners will cover $45 of the class fee for the first six to pay the class fee in Mahaska County in 2020.  More information is available at the Mahaska County Extension Office.  Enrollment begins by registering online at the Iowa Master Gardener website https://www.extension.iastate.edu/mastergardener/become-master-gardener and is due by August 1. Enrollment is not complete until background screening is submitted and training fee is paid to Mahaska County Extension Office.  If needed, we will make adjustments to comply with the current COVID 19 social distancing and gathering restrictions at the time of training.

Mahaska County will use a different format for Master Gardeners training than used previously.  The core training will be webcasts (viewed on your own) and face to face sessions with activities (field trips/tours, games, etal) related to the topics. Face to face sessions will be on Tuesday evenings beginning at 5:30 pm* and last 1-3 hours.  The start time MAY change after the field trips/tours are complete.  Topics covered range from lawn care; flower and vegetable gardening; ornamental trees and shrubs; fruit crops and houseplants to insect, disease and weed control; soil; plant nutrition and pesticide safety.

In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer 40 hours of service to the local extension program.

More information regarding horticulture programming can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; andwww.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm.

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