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Become a master gardener in Iowa

Become a master gardener in Iowa

;By Andi Anderson

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a Master Gardener training program this fall. The program is open to anyone interested in learning more about gardening and giving back to their communities.

Participants will take online courses, attend in-person training sessions, and complete a volunteer internship. The program covers a variety of horticulture topics, including growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers, as well as designing landscapes and managing pests.

Training will be offered in 43 counties across Iowa. Applications are open from July 12 to August 19.

"Master Gardeners are more than just expert gardeners," said Alicia Herzog, program coordinator. "They use their knowledge to help others grow food, design green spaces, and educate their communities."

Master Gardeners are volunteers who share their research-based knowledge to improve communities. The program has been offered for over 40 years and trained more than 15,000 Iowans.

For more information and to apply, visit

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