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February 27, 2014

Master Gardeners speaker series in March

OSKALOOSA — A speaker series will be hosted by the Mahaska County Master Gardeners on Tuesday evenings in March. These meetings will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office at 7 pm. There is no fee to attend the speaker series, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Speakers and topics are:

March 4 — Why Native Plants Matter with Jim Kesseler, tallgrass prairie and native plant restorer

March 11 — Invasive Plants with David Pealer, Marion County Master Gardener

March 18 — Thirteen Things Every Lily Garden Needs with Sue Williams, Iowa Regional Lily Society

March 25 – Basics of Growing Fruit Trees with Patrick O'Malley, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach commercial horticulturist

More information can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 N. I St., Oskaloosa, by calling 641-673-5841 and by visiting www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm.

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