Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Continuing Education Department and the Muscatine Master Gardeners will hold the annual Art of Gardening seminar in March. The event aims to educate and inspire others to seek enjoyment and fulfillment in gardening.

Sessions will cover everything from raised bed gardening, 2023 garden trends, and shade gardening, just to name a few. In addition, a variety of vendors will showcase the latest products.

The seminar will be held from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at Muscatine Community College’s Strahan Hall, 152 Colorado St., Muscatine, Iowa. Registration is $50 and includes lunch.

Participants can attend up to five breakout sessions on topics of their choosing. For an additional fee, they can take part in a number of hands-on sessions including “make and take” projects such as a fairy garden, terra cotta fountain, spring decorations, and worm composting bin.

Whether it is a beginning or experienced gardener, the event offers something for everyone.

To view the schedule and a full list of sessions, visit eicc.edu/artofgardening.

Registration can be completed by mail. Download the registration form to get started. Checks should be made out to Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. Card payments can be made over the phone at 563-288-6161 or 563-441-4100.

The deadline to register is March 10 — or until spots are filled — so don’t delay.

Questions? Call 563-288-6161 or 1-800-351-4669, email eiccinfo@eicc.edu.

Muscatine County Master Gardeners is a program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Muscatine County.