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Master Gardener Webinars series

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    The Iowa Master Gardener program is once again offering a series of summer webinars. The 2012 series titled “Garden Goodness” will be hosted by Iowa State University Extension Mills County on the fourth Tuesday of the month - June through August. Each session will provide information about vegetable gardening, but from a variety of perspectives.
    Dates, presenters, and topics for the 2012 series are:
    June 26: 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Angie Tagtow - Food Gardening and Health and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Denise Fikes - Glenwood’s Giving Garden. Tagtow is an environmental nutrition consultant and Denise Fikes is the Mills County Extension horticulture assistant.
    July 24: 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Linda Naeve presents Peoples Garden Project and Working with Youth. At 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Cindy Haynes presents Edible Ornamentals. Naeve is an ISU Extension value added agriculture specialist and Haynes is an associate professor in the ISU Horticulture Department as well as an ISU Extension consumer/urban horticulture specialist.
    Aug. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Angela Tedesco - Top Ten Sustainable Gardening Tips from Turtle Farm. Tedesco is owner of Turtle Farm, and organic vegetable, fruit and herb CSA near Granger.
    The sessions are open to all interested gardeners. Participants are not required to have completed Master Gardener training to attend. All sessions will be held at the Mills County Extension Office located at 415 Main Street in Malvern. The cost to attend each session is $2. No pre-registration is required and participants may choose to attend all or just one or two sessions.
    For more information about the series, contact the Mills County Extension office at 712-624-8616 or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/mills.