Polk County Master Gardeners and ISU Extension and outreach in polk county Presents
"GROWING A GREENER TOMORROW"
March 16, 2024
Located at the FFA Enrichment Center
Ankeny DMACC Campus
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy,
Ankeny, IA 50023
Booth Reservations open December 1, 2023!
The Dig Into Gardening Symposium is Polk County Master Gardeners’ research-based gardening and horticulture education event. During this premiere event, “Dig” attendees will learn the latest gardening techniques and best practices from a variety of experts including Iowa State University staff, educators from across the state, and local Master Gardeners. They will also have several opportunities during the event to visit with vendors who are ready to share their products and expertise.
“Dig” is open to everyone from the home gardener to the horticulture pro. Located in central Iowa, it is anticipated to draw an audience of 200 or more passionate gardeners, horticulture professionals, and local experts.
"Dig" will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and hands-on workshops. The home gardener or seasoned professional will walk away informed, inspired, and ready to dig into their gardens this spring season
Early Bird Registration opens 12.28.23
March 16, 2024 | 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Exhibit Booth Reservations:
The event will feature a unique opportunity in our area to meet and network with over 200 local gardeners, horticulture field experts and professionals! Make a plan and reserve your space! Exhibit booth reservations are open December 1, 2023.
POC for Reservations: Contact information coming soon!
Choose your Booth Location:
View FFA Enrichment Center Floor Plan. The symposium will be located on the entire first floor of the FFA Enrichment center only.
Exhibit Hall/Atrium- Premium Booth $200
Attendees check-in and gather throughout the day in this large two-story open space. The atrium space offers plenty of room for gardeners and horticulture experts to browse at your exhibit booth. Typical booth spaces are 8ft x 8ft.
Space Upgrade option: Access to Electricity $100 upgrade. Your organization will be highlighted in the following places:
Attendee Scavenger Hunt
Conference A & B- Standard Booth $175
Attendees gather in this area at the beginning and end of the day for our two keynote speakers. Lunch and the lunch panel will also take place in the room. The #ft x #ft booth spaces will line the perimeter of the combined double conference room area. No Electric upgrades available for this option.
Your organization will be highlighted in the following places:
Exhibitor and Vendor list in attendee packet.
Polk County Master Gardeners is a volunteer service program of ISU Extension and Outreach. The 350 plus Master Gardeners in Polk County provide an average of 13,000 volunteer hours a year. Our projects provide free gardening education, youth engagement, and restful demonstration gardens. Among our service projects is growing and donating produce to area food pantries--during 2023, our projects donated over 5,000 pounds of fresh food!
Master Gardener projects rely on funding support from our communities. Your sponsorship will allow us to provide a blue-ribbon educational event, and it may also help us to continue our other outreach programs during 2024. And, the Dig into Gardening Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your business or organization to this garden-focused audience! Check out the various sponsorship levels and opportunities!