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Annual Gardening Seminar at NIACC

The popular Gardening Seminar sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22

“This event offers participants a wonderful opportunity to learn from educators and local gardening specialists just in time for them to get an early start on the gardening season in North Iowa,” said Barb Eisenmenger, Community Education Coordinator at NIACC.”This event was so popular last year that we had to move it to a larger room on campus. It’s wonderful to have this type of interest in gardening.”

Gardeners can attend workshops offered on different subjects ranging from spring lawn care and common plant diseases, how to start a vineyard, rain gardens, hostas and vegetable gardening, The presenters will open a whole new world of gardening to the participants. These Iowa gardening specialists include: Rick Pleggenkuhle, Cerro Gordo Extension Service; Vern Harper, Towns End Winery; Chantill Kahler-Royer, Bolton & Menk, Inc.; Joshua Spece, In the Country Garden and Gifts; and Tom Theesfeld, Albert Lea Seed House.

Market Street is a popular aspect of the seminar featuring garden-related business displays. Participants have an opportunity to learn about North Iowa gardening businesses and make purchases.

The Gardening Seminar is sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College in cooperation with Iowa State University Master Gardeners.

The $29 fee includes noon lunch. The fee is $35 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888 GO NIACC ext 4358.

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