ISU Extension to offer Master Gardener Summer webinars in Cherokee

Monday, June 26, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host three Iowa State University Master Gardener Growing Season webcasts this summer in Cherokee. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about urban tree selection, gardening with youth and landscaping for wildlife. The two-hour webcasts are scheduled to be hosted at the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office on July 11, July 25 and August 15. 

Summer webcast topics include:

• July 11, 6:30 p.m. - Urban Tree Selection, presented by Gabbi Edwards, urban forestry specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Build your skills to make recommendations about tree species selection and explore urban considerations for site selection and tree maintenance.

• July 25, 6:30 p.m. - Gardening with Youth, presented by Chelsea Krist, FoodCorps. The FoodCorps program engages kids in school gardens to build healthy eating habits. The course will teach best practices for gardening with children.

• August 15, 6:30 p.m. - Landscaping for Wildlife, presented by Adam Janke, assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Learn about simple steps to bring landscaping alive with birds, butterflies and more. This webinar will also explore ways to beautify the yard and provide critical habitats for migratory and resident birds. 

The webcasts will provide ideas for Master Gardener volunteer projects and expand the knowledge base of volunteers.

Master Gardeners can gain six continuing education hours for participating in the webcasts. The webcasts are free of charge and open to the public - anyone who may be interested; individuals need not be Master Gardeners to attend the webinars.  To register, contact Mary Tuttle at 712-225-6196 or