Aug
29
Thu
Volunteer Celebration
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come and help us honor the great work our
volunteers do throughout the year! There
will be a barbeque picnic served.

Sep
12
Thu
National Garden Clubs, Inc., GARDENING SCHOOL,  Course 2 – Series 13
Sep 12 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm
National Garden Clubs, Inc., GARDENING SCHOOL,  Course 2 – Series 13

National Garden Clubs, Inc., GARDENING SCHOOL,  Course 2 – Series 13

Sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa

 IOWA ARBORETUM, 1875 PEACH AVENUE, MADRID, IOWA

HUGHES EDUCATION CENTER

Open to the Public
September 12, 2019 (Thursday)
8:15 A.M. COFFEE/TEA and REGISTRATION
8:30 – 10:30 *GROWING VEGETABLES 2.0 hrs
Ajay Nair, PhD, Associate Professor & Vegetable Extension Specialist, ISU
10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
11:15 – 12:15 RECENT BEHAVIOR & TRENDS IN PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURES
ACROSS IOWA 1.0 hr
Justin Glison, State Climatologist of Iowa
12:15 – 12:45 P.M. LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)
12:45 – 2:15 TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING LAWNS/ALTERNATIVES 1.5 hrs
AJ Lindsey, Horticulture-Turfgrass Graduate Student, ISU
2:30 – 4:00 *GROWING FRUIT 1.5 hrs
Diana Cochran, PhD, Assistant Professor, Horticulture, ISU
September 13, 2019 (Friday)
8:15 A.M. COFFEE/TEA
8:30 – 11:00 *PLANT DISEASES & GARDEN PESTS, 2.5 hr
Part of class outdoors, bring examples of plant disease and insects.
Laura Iles, PhD. Co-Director North Central IPM Center and Director ISU Plant & Insect
Diagnostic Clinic
Donald Lewis, PhD. Professor and Extension Entomologist, ISU, Dept. of Entomology
11:00-11:15 BREAK
11:15 A.M. – 12:45 PM IRRIGATION & WATER 1.5
Moriah Bilenky, Horticulture Graduate Student, ISU
12:15-12:45 LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch if you are going to test.)
12:45-3:345 EXAM
*TESTED TOPIC, ALL EXAMS OPEN BOOK.
RECOMMENDED READING: THE NATIONAL GARDENER magazine 1-800-550-6007.
Master Gardeners may be awarded 1 hour CEU for each 1 hour class time. The two days will yield 10 hr.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
To register for the FGCI Registration – Gardening School Course 2, Series 13, Sept. 12-13,
2019, Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, IA. Please complete the form below
REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL noon Sept. 7, 2019, NO REFUNDS AFTER Sept. 7, 2019.
WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WELCOME, BUT NO HANDOUTS AVAILABLE
NAME (Only 1 name per form) _____________
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
TELEPHONE E-MAIL ADDRESS
NEW LAST COURSE ATTENDED___________________________________
NAME OF FGC(if a member)________________________________Master Gardener Y/N____
I do____ do not____ want a handout for this course.
Unless checked, we may use your name, address, telephone and e-mail above to contact you with
National Garden Clubs, Inc. information, including future Gardening Schools. _______
_____________________________________________________________________
Class $55 ________ Class + test $60 ___ Class + refresh_______$60. Refreshing is available only to
those who are already Gardening Consultants.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: GARDENING SCHOOL and mail to AdaMae Lewis, 122 N
Russell Avenue, Ames, IA 50010.


http://iowaarboretum.org/ for directions

 

For more information: Phone 515-290-3169  or E-mail adamaelewis@gmail.com

Sep
13
Fri
National Garden Clubs, Inc., GARDENING SCHOOL,  Course 2 – Series 13
Sep 13 @ 8:15 am – 3:45 pm
National Garden Clubs, Inc., GARDENING SCHOOL,  Course 2 – Series 13

National Garden Clubs, Inc., GARDENING SCHOOL,  Course 2 – Series 13

Sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa

 IOWA ARBORETUM, 1875 PEACH AVENUE, MADRID, IOWA

HUGHES EDUCATION CENTER

Open to the Public
September 12, 2019 (Thursday)
8:15 A.M. COFFEE/TEA and REGISTRATION
8:30 – 10:30 *GROWING VEGETABLES 2.0 hrs
Ajay Nair, PhD, Associate Professor & Vegetable Extension Specialist, ISU
10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
11:15 – 12:15 RECENT BEHAVIOR & TRENDS IN PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURES
ACROSS IOWA 1.0 hr
Justin Glison, State Climatologist of Iowa
12:15 – 12:45 P.M. LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)
12:45 – 2:15 TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING LAWNS/ALTERNATIVES 1.5 hrs
AJ Lindsey, Horticulture-Turfgrass Graduate Student, ISU
2:30 – 4:00 *GROWING FRUIT 1.5 hrs
Diana Cochran, PhD, Assistant Professor, Horticulture, ISU
September 13, 2019 (Friday)
8:15 A.M. COFFEE/TEA
8:30 – 11:00 *PLANT DISEASES & GARDEN PESTS, 2.5 hr
Part of class outdoors, bring examples of plant disease and insects.
Laura Iles, PhD. Co-Director North Central IPM Center and Director ISU Plant & Insect
Diagnostic Clinic
Donald Lewis, PhD. Professor and Extension Entomologist, ISU, Dept. of Entomology
11:00-11:15 BREAK
11:15 A.M. – 12:45 PM IRRIGATION & WATER 1.5
Moriah Bilenky, Horticulture Graduate Student, ISU
12:15-12:45 LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch if you are going to test.)
12:45-3:345 EXAM
*TESTED TOPIC, ALL EXAMS OPEN BOOK.
RECOMMENDED READING: THE NATIONAL GARDENER magazine 1-800-550-6007.
Master Gardeners may be awarded 1 hour CEU for each 1 hour class time. The two days will yield 10 hr.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
To register for the FGCI Registration – Gardening School Course 2, Series 13, Sept. 12-13,
2019, Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, IA. Please complete the form below
REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL noon Sept. 7, 2019, NO REFUNDS AFTER Sept. 7, 2019.
WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WELCOME, BUT NO HANDOUTS AVAILABLE
NAME (Only 1 name per form) _____________
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
TELEPHONE E-MAIL ADDRESS
NEW LAST COURSE ATTENDED___________________________________
NAME OF FGC(if a member)________________________________Master Gardener Y/N____
I do____ do not____ want a handout for this course.
Unless checked, we may use your name, address, telephone and e-mail above to contact you with
National Garden Clubs, Inc. information, including future Gardening Schools. _______
_____________________________________________________________________
Class $55 ________ Class + test $60 ___ Class + refresh_______$60. Refreshing is available only to
those who are already Gardening Consultants.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: GARDENING SCHOOL and mail to AdaMae Lewis, 122 N
Russell Avenue, Ames, IA 50010.

http://iowaarboretum.org/ for directions

 

For more information:  Phone 515-290-3169 or E-mail adamaelewis@gmail.com

Sep
15
Sun
Woof Walk
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Woof Walk
Join Nan Bonfils for the fall Woof Walk. Enjoy the beauty of the arboretum grounds with your best friend.  Dogs on leashes are always welcome. You do not need a dog to attend the walk. It is a great time of the year to be outdoors with nature.
Sep
22
Sun
ArbFeast
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ArbFeast

Join us for our third annual ArbFeast. Enjoy  an afternoon in the garden tasting delicious food and drinks while listing to live music. The funds from this event will be used to support our summer intern program. A fun afternoon supporting a good cause!

Sep
28
Sat
Paws in the Park @ Iowa Arboretum
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Paws in the Park @ Iowa Arboretum

                             Paws in the Park

On Saturday morning, September 28th, 2019, at 8:00 am The Foundation for the Boone Area Humane Society will hold its annual “Paws in the Park” 5K run/walk. We invite you, with or without your four-legged friend, to take a healthy 5K run/walk on behalf of the Foundation through the beautiful Iowa Arboretum. Enjoy breakfast provided by Saints Ave Café after the event.  Door prizes will be given away, too.

The entry fee is $30.00. The fee is $35.00 for registrations received after September 22nd.  Participants may also opt to pay the “Lazy Dog Fee” of $30.00 (Stay in bed and still support the Foundation).

Online registration is available at: getmeregistered.com   Registration forms are also available at the Boone Area Humane Society, 226 West 16th, Boone, IA.  Registrations before September 22nd will guarantee a T-shirt.  Registrations the day of the run are accepted.  Questions can be directed to Krista Moffitt at (515)-230-2704.

Money raised from this fundraiser will go to support the Boone Area Humane Society through the Foundation for the Boone Area Humane Society

Like us on Facebook- Foundation for the Boone Area Humane Society

Sep
29
Sun
Arb Fall Florals
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

ARB FALL FLORALS: Sandy Gossman, a professional floral designer, will guide your imagination and hands to create an arrangement just right for autumn. You’ll take home three small pieces you can use right away as a trio or individually. You’ll also get tips from Sandy for quick switch outs to give your piece a fresh look for winter. Please bring garden clippers and light gloves. All materials will be provided.
Nan Bonfils will co-teach with Sandy. $15 members $20 non-members

Oct
17
Thu
Pumpkin Carving
Oct 17 @ 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.
Oct
19
Sat
Arb”boo”ween
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Arb"boo"ween
Put on your favorite creative costume and join the parade of activities and treats. Pumpkins will be decorated for the holiday. Enjoy hayrides, the hay maze and games at this fun family Halloween event.