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Work nights for Master Gardeners are Wednesday evenings beginning at 4 pm. (Weather permitting)
Other Scheduled Work Dates or Important Dates in 2019:
April 13th, Saturday - Pond Clean Up Class 9 am - 1 pm
April 24th and May 1st - Garden Clean Up Days
May 3-5th - Plant Sale - Open to the public all 3 days.
May Date TBD - Pick up plants from the greenhouse
May 1th - Plant pick up for City of DSM plants
May 22nd and 29th - Garden Planting Days
May 22nd, Wednesday - Work Nights Begin and continue every Wednesday evening
June 6-8th - Pork Expo - No Free Admittance! CANCELLED FOR 2019!!
June 9th (week of) - Mulch delivered
July 1st - State Fair sign up begins, contact Jean Roe.
July 5-7th - Good Guys Car Show - No free admittance!
July 31st - Wednesday - Pre-Fair Celebration following work night.
August 4th, Saturday - Last day to enter fairgrounds without a pass.
August 8th-19th - 2019 Iowa State Fair
Discover Gardening at the Discovery Garden
is a series of educational talks presented to the public at no charge on scheduled Wednesday evenings in June and July beginning at 6:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). Remember to bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on, stay for door prizes, AND feel free to wander through the Garden before you leave and enjoy the beauty.
May 29th - Care and Placement of Ornamental Grasses in the Home Landscape - Earl Hinnenkamp, PCMG
June 12th - Owls- Patti Peterson-Keyes, Polk Co Conservation
July 10th - Designing with Native Plants - Meredith Nunnikhoven, Barn Swallow Farms