OSKALOOSA — On Thursday, December 7, Chill needs for Fruit and Nut Trees will be the topic at Noon by Mahaska County Master Gardeners Aideen Vega Van Auken and Ezra Mixdorf. The presentation will be held at the Mahaska County Extension office, 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa. The presentation will be approximately one hour. Choosing the best varieites of fruit or nut trees for your planting zone is important, and they will explain why.
The presentations are free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend, but appreciated.
Mahaska County Master Gardeners are celebrating their twentieth year. The local program organized after the county held their first training. The educational volunteer program, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, provides current, research based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through programs and projects. Master Gardeners receive horticulture training, and volunteer to promote a mission of education and service. The program is open to anyone 18 or older with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.
More information about this and other horticulture events can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; and www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm.