Events Calendar

Sep
10
Sat
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale – Saturday and Sunday
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale - Saturday and Sunday

Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14, 2014 – 9am  – 4:00pm

Dazzling, Eye-catching, Exquisite. Take your garden to the next level at the annual Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale in the Arboretum’s greenhouse

Join as a new member at the plant sale and receive a free plant.

Pollinators- Catch the Buzz
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Educational Program-Pollinators

Stephanie Shepherd, Wildlife Diversity Biologist, Iowa DNR, will lead a discussion about pollinators, their habits, habitat, and importance. One out of every three bites of food we eat relies on pollinators, mostly insects, to reproduce. Unfortunately, bees (colony and solitary), butterflies and moths, bats, birds and beetles are facing challenges due to habitat loss, disease, parasites and pesticides. Stephanie will share her knowledge and tips for helping pollinators in our backyards and gardens. She will emphasize diversification, use of native plant material, and landscape varieties. She will share many resources and guide a walk through Arboretum gardens pointing out best practices and reviewing plant identification.

Sep
11
Sun
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale – Saturday and Sunday
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale - Saturday and Sunday

 

Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14, 2014 – 9am  – 4:00pm

Dazzling, Eye-catching, Exquisite. Take your garden to the next level at the annual Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale in the Arboretum’s greenhouse.

Join as a new member at the plant sale and receive a free plant.

To download a list of the items for sale click here

Pressed Flower Projects–Create a Bookmark
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Educational Program-Pressed FlowersOur presenter, Susan Siev, takes inspiration from the natural world of birds and plants-most especially flowers.  Here’s an opportunity for you to learn about pressed flowers from her.  What flowers are best for pressing? When is it best to collect them? What equipment is needed?  What are some elements of design to consider? Susan will show you how to combine pressed flowers with paper crafts so you can keep some of summer all year long. You will make a bookmark to take home. And you will leave with ideas for additional projects.  Some may become gifts to give away. The glory of this class is that Susan has already collected and pressed all the flowers. You don’t need to bring anything except tweezers.

Susan is a Master Gardener Intern and Iowa Arboretum volunteer.

Sep
15
Thu
Garden Study School – Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa – Course IV – Series 11
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gardening Study School, Course IV, Series 11, sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, September 15 (8:00 am.-4:00 pm.) and Sept.16 (8:15 am.- 12 pm). Courses are open to the public and can be taken in any order. Topics will be:  A New Garden for Iowa – Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Techniques for Growing Fruit, Tree Identification and Outdoor Identification of Plants, Home Irrigation Systems, Techniques for growing Woody Ornamentals, and Specialized Styles of Gardening.  Testing is available to work toward the Gardening Study Consultant certificate (12:45 pm to 3:30 pm – Sept. 16). Master Gardeners qualify for 10 hours continuing education for the course. Price for the course is $50 and course plus exam $55. For information contact adamaelewis@gmail.com

FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF IOWA  (FGCI)

                             GARDENING STUDY SCHOOL, COURSE IV – SERIES 11

                                            IOWA ARBORETUM, MADRID, IOWA

                                                  HUGHES EDUCATION CENTER

                                                           September 15-16, 2016

 

Open to the Public

 

SEPTEMBER 15,  2016 (Thursday)

8:00 – 8:20 a.m.              COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

8:20 – 8:30                      INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

8:30 –9:30                      A New Garden for Iowa- the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden  1.0 hr Stephanie Jutila,  President and CEO, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

 

9:30                                BREAK

9:45 – 11:15                   TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING  FRUIT                                   1.5 hrs

Diana Cochran, Dept. of Horticulture, ISU

11:15  a.m. – 12:15 p.m. HOME IRRIGATION SYSTEMS                                               1.0 hr

Daniel Strey, Research Associate/Turfgrass Specialist, ISU

12:15 –12:45                  LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)

12:45-4:00                      *TREE IDENTIFICATION and OUTDOOR IDENTIFICATION OF PLANTS

Presentation and Exam following Tivon Feeley, Forest Health Program Leader, DNR          3.25 hrs

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 (Friday)

8:15 a.m.                        COFFEE

8:30 – 10:00                   *TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING WOODY                              1.5 hrs

ORNAMENTALS,

Brandon Miller, Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Horticulture, ISU

10:00                              BREAK

10:15 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.  *SPECIALIZED STYLES OF GARDENING                              2.0 hrs

Lynnette Carpenter, Horticulture Educator

12:15                              LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)

12:45-3:30                      EXAM for today’s presentations

 

*SUBJECTS TO BE TESTED.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Gardening Study School IV, Session 11, Sept. 15-16, 2016, Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, IA (in the Hughes Education Center)   Coffee provided.

Recommended reading: The National Gardener magazine. Phone: 1-800-550-6007 to subscribe.

Master Gardeners may be awarded 1 hour CEU for each 1 hr of class time.

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FGCI Registration – Gardening Study Course IV, Series 11, SEPTEMBER  15-16, 2016

REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL TUES. SEPT 8. NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPT . 8.

WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME, BUT  HANDOUTS NOT LIKELY AVAILABLE.

NAME_____________________________________Your  FGCI Garden Club                              

ADDRESS________________________________________________ Are you a Garden Consultant?___                                                                                                                                                            

CITY, STATE, ZIP                                                                                                                             

TELEPHONE                                           E-MAIL ADDRESS                                                           

Unless checked, we use your e-mail to contact you with National Garden Clubs, Inc. information, including future Gardening Study Schools. _____

Class $50 ____  Class + test $55 ___   Class + refresher: $55 ___  MAKE CHECKS  PAYABLE TO Gardening Study School. MAIL TO 122 N. Russell Ave., Ames, IA 50010. Phone (515) 232-0608,

Sep
16
Fri
Garden Study School – Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa – Course IV – Series 11
Sep 16 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Gardening Study School, Course IV, Series 11, sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, September 15 (8:00 am.-4:00 pm.) and Sept.16 (8:15 am.- 12 pm). Courses are open to the public and can be taken in any order. Topics will be:  A New Garden for Iowa – Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Techniques for Growing Fruit, Tree Identification and Outdoor Identification of Plants, Home Irrigation Systems, Techniques for growing Woody Ornamentals, and Specialized Styles of Gardening.  Testing is available to work toward the Gardening Study Consultant certificate (12:45 pm to 3:30 pm – Sept. 16). Master Gardeners qualify for 10 hours continuing education for the course. Price for the course is $50 and course plus exam $55. For information contact adamaelewis@gmail.com

FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF IOWA  (FGCI)

                             GARDENING STUDY SCHOOL, COURSE IV – SERIES 11

                                            IOWA ARBORETUM, MADRID, IOWA

                                                  HUGHES EDUCATION CENTER

                                                           September 15-16, 2016

 

Open to the Public

 

SEPTEMBER 15,  2016 (Thursday)

8:00 – 8:20 a.m.              COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

8:20 – 8:30                      INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

8:30 –9:30                      A New Garden for Iowa- the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden  1.0 hr

Stephanie Jutila,  President and CEO, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

 

9:30                                BREAK

9:45 – 11:15                   TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING  FRUIT                                   1.5 hrs

Diana Cochran, Dept. of Horticulture, ISU

11:15  a.m. – 12:15 p.m. HOME IRRIGATION SYSTEMS                                               1.0 hr

Daniel Strey, Research Associate/Turfgrass Specialist, ISU

12:15 –12:45                  LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)

12:45-4:00                      *TREE IDENTIFICATION and OUTDOOR IDENTIFICATION OF PLANTS

Presentation and Exam following

Tivon Feeley, Forest Health Program Leader, DNR          3.25 hrs

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 (Friday)

8:15 a.m.                        COFFEE

8:30 – 10:00                   *TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING WOODY                              1.5 hrs

ORNAMENTALS,

Brandon Miller, Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Horticulture, ISU

10:00                              BREAK

10:15 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.  *SPECIALIZED STYLES OF GARDENING                              2.0 hrs

Lynnette Carpenter, Horticulture Educator

12:15                              LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)

12:45-3:30                      EXAM for today’s presentations

 

*SUBJECTS TO BE TESTED.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Gardening Study School IV, Session 11, Sept. 15-16, 2016, Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, IA (in the Hughes Education Center)   Coffee provided.

Recommended reading: The National Gardener magazine. Phone: 1-800-550-6007 to subscribe.

Master Gardeners may be awarded 1 hour CEU for each 1 hr of class time.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

FGCI Registration – Gardening Study Course IV, Series 11, SEPTEMBER  15-16, 2016

REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL TUES. SEPT 8. NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPT . 8.

WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME, BUT  HANDOUTS NOT LIKELY AVAILABLE.

NAME_____________________________________Your  FGCI Garden Club                              

ADDRESS________________________________________________ Are you a Garden Consultant?___                                                                                                                                                            

CITY, STATE, ZIP                                                                                                                             

TELEPHONE                                           E-MAIL ADDRESS                                                           

Unless checked, we use your e-mail to contact you with National Garden Clubs, Inc. information, including future Gardening Study Schools. _____

Class $50 ____  Class + test $55 ___   Class + refresher: $55 ___  MAKE CHECKS  PAYABLE TO Gardening Study School. MAIL TO 122 N. Russell Ave., Ames, IA 50010. Phone (515) 232-0608,

 

Oct
2
Sun
Watershed Photo Exhibit
Oct 2 @ 7:24 pm – Oct 9 @ 8:24 pm

Opening reception Sunday October 2 from 1-3 PM Hughes Educational Center

“River Stories: Views from an Iowa Watershed,” a community photo exhibit is coming to the Iowa Arboretum. The exhibit was created by a group of six area women landowners this spring. Courtney Tournis, Chris Henning, Jan Kaiser, Danielle Wirth, Patti Edwardson, and Colleen Radebaugh documented their experiences in the watershed through photographs and short narratives, or “photostories.”

The Arboretum will host an opening reception on Sunday, October 2 from 1-3 in the Hughes Education Center. The event is free. The storyboards will remain on exhibit for one week. The Hughes Education Center is open weekdays 9-4; Saturdays 10-4; Sundays noon-4.

River Stories is co-sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network and the Raccoon River Watershed Association. The project is possible thanks to funding from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

Oct
8
Sat
“Paws in the Park” 5K Run/Walk
Oct 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

On Saturday, October 8th, The Foundation for the Boone Area Humane Society will hold its annual “Paws in the Park” 5K run/walk. You are welcome to come with or without your four-legged friend on a healthy 5K run/walk on behalf of the Foundation through the beautiful Iowa Arboretum.

Registration forms are available at the shelter, 228 W. 16th St. in Boone or you can register at getmeregistered.com

https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=124227

Registration and packet pickup begins at 7:30 AM in the Cafferty building at the Iowa Arboretum.  This event will take place rain, mud  or shine.

Oct
9
Sun
Giving Voice to Your Sense of Place- A Writing Workshop
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Educational Program-A sense of placeThis writing experience mixes direct instruction with playful experimentation. It’s for beginners, journal jotters, author wannabes, and anyone curious about how the writing process unfolds. We’ll start by exploring the Iowa Arboretum and finding words to convey a sense of place. Along the way Nan Bonfils will give you prompts for jumpstarting your writing and strategies for propelling it. You will not be obliged to share your writing although you will be welcome to do so. You will leave with three pieces for your portfolio and inspiration for more.

The workshop is designed for adults. Students of high school age can also enroll. Please dress to spend time outdoors and bring a chair for sitting outside.

Nan is our Education Coordinator.  She co-directed and taught at the East Asia Writing Project.

Oct
13
Thu
Pumpkin Carving
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pumpkin Carving

Test your carving skills and enjoy a hot bowl of chili, a warm piece of cornbread and a cool dessert. The pumpkins will be displayed during the Arboretum’s Halloween events.

RSVP: info@iowaarboretum.org or by calling 515.795.3216