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Don’t let the cold get you down. Join us on Saturday mornings January through March for weekly educational lectures on a range of topics from seeds to soil to sustainability.

Preview Price per Saturday (no preregistration):
Members $6, Nonmembers $12
6-Week Punch Card: Members $30, Nonmembers $60
Season pass for all Saturdays: Members $50, Nonmembers $100

Each week includes two hour-long sessions:
• Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m. Kelly Norris, Botanical Garden—A Few of My (New) Favorite Things: 20 Plants to Watch For in 2020
11:30 a.m. Beth Andersen, Botanical Garden volunteer and trip attendee—Gardens of the Northwest

• Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m. Leslie Hunter, Botanical Garden — Evolution of the Rose Garden
11:30 a.m. Ed Lyon, Reiman Gardens—Going Native: A Balanced Perspective

• Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. Tara Dudley, Plant Life Designs—Tidy Plants
11:30 a.m. Michael Augugliaro, Botanical Garden volunteer— Love It or Leave It

• Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m. Jana Erickson, Wit’s End Gardens — Give Your Garden Wings
11:30 a.m. Jacklyn Gautsch, Iowa Department of Natural Resources—Iowa’s Aquatic Natives

• Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ahmadu Baba-Singhri & Clair Rudison Jr., Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans—Feeding the World: the African Origin of Agriculture
11:30 a.m. Dr. Andrew Manu, Iowa State University—The Impact of George Washington Carver on Global Plant Science Education

• Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m. Andy Benson, Midwest Wild Edibles & Foragers Society— Greenwood Gourmand: A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking with Wild Edibles
11:30 a.m. Sondra Feldstein, SalAmander Farms—Preserving the Past in the Future: Saving Seeds and Stories

• Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m. Matthew Bailey, The Plant Sync — Gardening and Climate Change in Iowa
11:30 a.m. Cindy Haynes, Iowa State University—Shady Characters: Shade Plants Beyond Hostas

• Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m. Peter Englund, Legacy Trails—Trail Anatomy
11:30 a.m. Luke Gran & Jeanette LaGrange, Prudenterra—Protecting an Urban Woodland from Erosion with Ecology and Engineering

• Feb. 29, 10:30 a.m. Jeff Iles, Iowa State University—Prune Those Young Trees…Or Else!
11:30 a.m. Suzan Erem, Sustainable Iowa Land Trust— Growing Gardens that Feed the Future

• March 7, 10:30 a.m. Michael Augugliaro, Botanical Garden volunteer—America’s Lost Grand Gardens 11:30 a.m. Wes Hunsberger, Botanical Garden volunteer— Forcing Bulbs for Winter Blooms

• March 14, 10:30 a.m. Randall Vos, Des Moines Area Community College — Viticulture in Iowa
11:30 a.m. Julie Hempel, Des Moines Parks and Recreation—Lilacs for Your Garden

• March 21, 10:30 a.m. Cynde and Richard Schreiber, Botanical Garden volunteers — Creating a Home Greenhouse
11:30 a.m. Leah Worth , Iowa Arboretum—Staying True to Our Roots: Plants Bred by Iowans

• March 28, 10:30 a.m. Aaron Steil, Reiman Gardens—Iowa Garden FAQs Answered
11:30 a.m. Aaron Harpold and Kimberly James, Botanical Garden—Spring Garden Festival Perennial