ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will explore how gardeners can support food security during its winter webcast series. The 2017 series will offer Master Gardeners six educational hours while taking a look at ways to measure volunteer efforts, how to utilize small garden spaces, learn about food safety in the garden and more.
The Master Gardener 2017 Winter Webcasts, called Growing Together, are scheduled to be shown at the ISU Extension and Outreach Lyon County office (710 North 2nd Ave. East, Rock Rapids, Iowa 51246) on Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and March 28.
Donation and Small-Space Gardens
Donation and Small-Space Gardens, the first of the three-part series, allows viewers to learn about results from seven ISU Research Farm Demonstration Gardens where Master Gardeners grew produce for donation. It will be shown on Jan. 31 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants will also learn how to create an efficient small-space garden.
The second webcast in the series will be shown on Feb. 28 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Impact Matters explores how to measure the impact of volunteer projects and how to build strong partnerships for effective community programs.
Growing and Harvesting Vegetables
Growing and Harvesting Vegetables will be shown on March 28 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants will learn about growing and harvesting asparagus, and discover food safety practices for vegetable gardens.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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