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The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host three webcasts this winter. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about managing vegetable pests, engaging with new audiences, and gardening in containers. Interested community members may also attend the webcasts.
The ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine, has scheduled the webcasts for February 19th, February 26th, and March 5th.
On February 19th, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Ed Lyon, Director of Reiman Gardens, will give a presentation titled, “Limited Space Gardening.” This webcast will explore a dozen ways to create container gardens.
On February 26th, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Elin Filbey, Director of Programs and Community Engagement at the University of Wisconsin’s Allen Centennial Garden, will lead, “Engaging New Audiences.” This presentation will share examples of activities that can attract new people to a garden.
Finally, on March 5th, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Produce Safety Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach Dan Filius, will offer “Managing Vegetable Pests.” His session will provide organic, weed-free vegetable growing tips to reduce pests and attract beneficial insects.
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 learn more about these free community webcasts, call (563)-263-5701.

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