(ATLANTIC) The 14th Annual Cass County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Seminar will be held Saturday, April 21st at the Atlantic High School.
The day will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the last workshop will conclude at 3:00 p.m. Gardeners can expect a full day of educational speakers, interactive workshops, an expert advice panel and more! In addition, anyone pre-registered by the 13th of April will be eligible to win one of the many door prizes donated by local supporting businesses.
The day starts off with well-known garden columnist Jan Riggenbach sharing “Big Ideas for Small Gardens” at 9 a.m. Dr. Cynthia Haynes from Iowa State University Extension will then discuss “New Plants for 2012” at 10 a.m., before joining a panel of local and state horticulture experts to take questions during an open Q & A session around lunch.
A full luncheon will be served and attendees will also have time to visit booths from local vendors and gardening organizations beginning at 11 AM. Following the lunch break, Susan Appleget-Hurst will present “Your First Herb Garden” with ideas on how, where and when to plant and harvest herbs. The last session of the day gives participants a choice between 9 hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, from creating garden sculptures to arranging flowers, and composting to growing peppers.
Registration for the entire day, including morning snacks, lunch, materials and a “take-home” from the final session, is only $35. A full schedule for the day, along with a registration form, can be found on the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass or can be picked up from the Cass County Extension Office, the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, or many downtown businesses.