Polk County Master Gardeners
In 2010, the Polk County Master Gardeners volunteered:
- 50 hours in youth education
- 143 hours in community education
- 636 hours in support service
- 268 hours in continuing education
The Polk County Master Gardeners hold ten meetings annually, which are held the third Monday of each month at the Polk County Justice Center.
As for the Polk County Master Gardeners part - we have 10 monthly meetings which are held the 3rd Monday of each month, ususally at the Polk County Justice Center. Check with the local media for exact dates and meeting locations. Meetings begin at 6:45 and guest speakers begin at 7:30. Contact Sally or Jackie at 715-268-6130 for more information.
November is the annual meeting for election of officers and recapping the past year. This year the focus continued on vegetables as well as flowers, trees and shrubs. Topics covered by speakers included identifying and controlling weeds using natural methods as much as possible; dealing with problem wildlife; and being successful with growing vegetables, fruits and fruit trees. A local organic vegetable gardener shares some of his methods at one of our meetings.