Become a Master Gardener

Iowa State University Extension

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share a love of gardening, an enthusiasm for learning, and a commitment to helping others. Perhaps you’ve met a Master Gardener working at a community garden, teaching a workshop, or answering gardening questions. You too can become a Master Gardener if you are interested in learning about plants and gardening, attend the training program, provide 40 hours of service, and are willing to help others.

A training will be offered this fall in Mahaska County on Tuesday evenings (September 5 to November 12) 6:30—9:30 pm. Fee is $195. Registration is due August 25. The registration fee covers the cost of all materials. Master Gardener training session topics include: Animal ecology, Botany, Entomology (study of insects), Fruit culture, Herbaceous ornamentals, Home Landscape Design, Houseplants, IPM/Pesticides, Landscape plants, Plant pathology, Soils, Turfgrass Management, Vegetables, and Weed Management. Trainees also attend a class on Iowa State University campus Saturday October 7 or 21.

To encourage early enrollment and insure a minimum class size the Mahaska County Master Gardeners will award a $45 scholarship to the first 6 enrollees to pay the class fee for Mahaska County Master Gardener training in 2017. To register visit the Iowa Master Gardener website and apply online—or visit the Mahaska County Extension office (212 North I Street Oskaloosa)!



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