Summer Garden Education Opportunities

 See the following news releases for information about upcoming educational opportunities for Master Gardeners and the public.


The International Master Gardener Conference, Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland, will be held September 22–25 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.  The 3-day event is co-hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, and features nearly 100 educational and hands-on workshops, nine tours of nearby gardens and attractions, and a gardener’s trade show. The conference is open to the public.  Learn more and register online at


Early-bird registration is available till June 1.  Read more in the Iowa State University Extension & Outreach  news release from May 4, 2015.



The Master Gardener “Growing Season” webinar series will be offered at multiple locations across Iowa during June, July and August.  The webinars are open to all interested gardeners; participants are not required to have completed master gardener training to attend.  Topics to be included are:  theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.  Learn more in the Iowa State University Extension & Outreach news release from April 30, 2015.



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