ISU extension master gardener training open

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DONNELLSON – The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardeners.

The Master Gardener program is looking for people who are
passionate about volunteering and gardening. No previous garden knowledge is required. The program equips volunteers to grow in knowledge about gardening best practices. After the training, Master Gardeners volunteer in their community, making significant contributions such as giving produce to food banks for food security and making Iowa’s fairgrounds and main streets beautiful.

Master Gardener training sessions will be held across the state on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m., beginning in September and running through November. There will also be two training sessions (Satu rday, Oct. 7 and 21) held on campus at Iowa State. Training fees are $195.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lee County will be offering courses at our Donnellson office.

Those interested in the course can apply at application-form.php. Applications for the Master Gardener Program are due by Sept. 1.

For more information please call Whitney Weisinger at 319-835-5116 or email her at or visit our website at

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