MidWest Gardening forum: 2012 IOWA Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha, FREE Master Gardener classes

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FREE Master Gardener classes! Classes will be held at both Cedar Rapids and the Hiawatha Public libraries.

The classes at the Cedar Rapids Public Library will be held
Mondays • 6:00-7:00 pm (with the exception of the Feb. 23rd class)
Westdale Mall
2600 Edgewood Rd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
questions? 319.398.5123

The classes at the Hiawatha Public Library will be held
Wednesdays • 6:00-7:00 pm
150 West Willman Street
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233
questions? 319.393.1414

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Gardening in Small Yards and Containers
Feb. 6, 2012 • Cedar Rapids Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Judy Stevens

Not having an acreage or a large yard is not an excuse for not raising some of your own vegetables and fruits. In fact a small yard and several containers may be the more efficient way to garden for the busy gardener. Learn techniques and share ideas with other classmates for an informative and fun class. Bring your experiences to share.

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Daylilies: Beyond ‘Stella – Picking the Very Best
Feb. 8, 2012 • Hiawatha Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Deb Walser

In this class LCMG and American Hemerocallis Garden Judge Zora Ronan will show you what to look for and how to select the very best daylilies. This class will not cover any basic information.

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Raised Bed/Square Foot Gardens
Feb. 13, 2012 • Cedar Rapids Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Wil Carew

Get off the ground, save your back and start gardening closer to your hands and eyes. This class will get you started with the benefits of raised beds, cover the principles, examples of beds, construction techniques, trellis/cloche use, and protecting crops from critters. Square foot gardening in a raised bed will increase your season, decrease weeding, and save time.

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Companion Gardening/Insect Control
Feb. 15, 2012 • Hiawatha Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Ellen Skripsky

Go Green! Need help? Learn the secrets that Ellen Skripsky, LCMG, knows for vegetables through Companion Gardening, insect controls and common diseases

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Starting Garden Transplants At Home
Feb. 22, 2012 • Hiawatha Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Zora Ronan

LCMG Zora Ronan will show us how to successfully start our own garden transplants from seed at home.

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Starting Garden Transplants At Home
***Thursday*** Feb. 23, 2012 • Cedar Rapids Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Zora Ronan

LCMG Zora Ronan will show us how to successfully start our own garden transplants from seed at home.

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New & Unusual Perennials for 2012
Feb. 27, 2012 • Cedar Rapids Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Deb Walser

Deb Walser, LCMG, introduces you to some new and unusual perennials and talks about new ways to add spunk to your garden.

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New & Unusual Perennials for 2012
Feb. 29, 2012 • Hiawatha Public Library • 6:00-7:00 pm
presented by Linn County Master Gardener Deb Walser

Deb Walser, LCMG, introduces you to some new and unusual perennials and talks about new ways to add spunk to your garden.

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