Polk County Master Gardeners

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

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Check out educational resources from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, attend an event, or join us in serving the community as a Polk County Master Gardener!


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Upcoming events

    • 12 Jan 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Polk County Extension Office
    Register

    Presenter: Tivon Feeley

    Topic: Forest Pest Planning & Native Tree Planting -EAB and spotted lanternfly will also be discussed.

      Thursday, January 12, 2023
      6:30 - 9:00 PM  (2.5 hours of education)

      Agenda:
      6:00 PM  Soups on! Bring a side if you like or just come to eat!

    If you can bring a soup please contact Mary Poulter


      6:30 PM  Housekeeping/introduction/Program Begins
                      Join Tivon Feeley and learn about
      9:00 PM  End of evening

    This event is 2.5 hours of education credit for Polk County Master Gardeners toward their continuing education credits. Master Gardeners must complete 10 hrs. yearly.  5 of those hours should be in person or a live webinar with Q&A.  

    • 9 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • ISU Extension Office
    Register

    Come to the extension office for 2.5 hours of education on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

    Topic: TBD

      Thursday, February 9, 2023
      6:30 - 9:00 PM  (2.5 hours of education)

      Agenda:
      6:00 PM  Soups on! Bring a side if you like or just come to eat!

      6:30 PM  Housekeeping / Introduction / Program Begins
                      
      9:00 PM  End of evening

    This event is 2.5 hours of education credit for Polk County Master Gardeners toward their continuing education credits. Master Gardeners must complete 10 hrs. yearly.  5 of those hours should be in person or a live webinar with Q&A. 

    A soup supper will start at 6 p.m. before the 6:30 p.m. presentation.

    • 23 Mar 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • ISU Extension Office
    Register

    Come to the extension office for 2.5 hours of education on Thursday, March 23, 2023.


    Topic: TBD

      Thursday, March 23, 2023
      6:30 - 9:00 PM  (2.5 hours of education)

      Agenda:
      6:00 PM  Soups on! Bring a side if you like or just come to eat!

      6:30 PM  Housekeeping / Introduction / Program Begins
                      
      9:00 PM  End of evening

    This event is 2.5 hours of education credit for Polk County Master Gardeners toward their continuing education credits. Master Gardeners must complete 10 hrs. yearly.  5 of those hours should be in person or a live webinar with Q&A. 



    • 20 Apr 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • ISU Extension Office
    Register

    Come to the extension office for 2.5 hours of education on Thursday, April 20, 2023.


    Topic: TBD

      Thursday, April 20, 2023
      6:30 - 9:00 PM  (2.5 hours of education)

      Agenda:
      6:00 PM  Soups on! Bring a side if you like or just come to eat!

      6:30 PM  Housekeeping / Introduction / Program Begins
                      
      9:00 PM  End of evening

    This event is 2.5 hours of education credit for Polk County Master Gardeners toward their continuing education credits. Master Gardeners must complete 10 hrs. yearly.  5 of those hours should be in person or a live webinar with Q&A. 



    • 17 Jun 2023
    • Cedar Valley Arboretum

    Polk County Master Gardeners are happy to host our 2023 one day bus trip. Our plan is to go to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area. We will be visiting the Cedar Valley Arboretum, shopping at a plant nursery and joining in a tour of private gardens in the area. We are also hoping to incorporate some education hours into the trip as well. Details on registration and the day's event TBD. 

Become a Master Gardener


Become a Polk County Master Gardener! Join our signature horticulture education program, and become a volunteer in our community! Master Gardeners receive advanced training in gardening and horticulture, and in exchange serve as volunteers in Polk County. Master Gardeners provide education to the public through many outlets. Learn more about the program today!


Contact Us
Office: 515-957-5768
polkmg@iastate.edu

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County:
1625 Adventureland Dr.
Suite A | Altoona, IA 50009

extension.iastate.edu/polk/

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.  


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