The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host two more webcasts this winter. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about managing vegetable pests, engaging with new audiences and gardening in containers.

The one-hour webcasts are scheduled at the ISU Extension and Outreach Crawford office for Wednesday, March 6, and Wednesday, April 10.

Winter webcast topics:

• March 6, at 2 p.m. – Engaging New Audiences, presented by Elin Filbey, director of programs and community engagement at the University of Wisconsin’s Allen Centennial Garden. This presentation will share examples of activities that can be used to attract new people to a garden.

• April 10, at 2 p.m. – Limited Space Gardening, presented by Ed Lyon, director of Reiman Gardens. This webcast will explore a dozen ways to create container gardens.

The webcasts will provide ideas for Master Gardener volunteer projects and expand the knowledge base of volunteers. All webcasts count toward Master Gardener continuing education hours.

To register, contact the Crawford County Extension at or 712-263-4697. The webcasts are free of charge and open to anyone who may be interested.


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