Master Gardener training
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold training sessions this fall in Cherokee 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 (Saturday, Oct. 7 and 21) held on campus at Iowa State. Training fees are $195. Thanks to the Extension Council the first ten registered will have a $100 stipend available towards the fee. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Cherokee County will be offering courses at the Cherokee County office.
Those interested in the course can apply at https://mastergardenerhours.hort.iastate.edu/application-form.php. Applications for the Master Gardener Program are due by Sept. 1. For more information please call Mary Tuttle at 712-225-6196 or email her at email@example.com.