(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – Due to their often vibrant and diverse nature, gardens are a great subject for photographers to capture and turn into art. According to a news release from the Mahaska County Master Gardeners, there will be a seminar entitled “Better Garden Photography” presented by J.O. Parker on Tuesday Feb. 13 at 6:30 pm. The presentation will aim to help participants learn simple tips for taking better garden photos. It will be held at the Mahaska County Extension and Outreach office and will be free and open to the public.
About the Speaker
J.O. Parker is a writer and photographer from Montezuma, Iowa. He holds a BS in Agricultural Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. J.O. spent nearly 18 years as an editor and photographer at four community newspapers before switching gears. He currently works at Monsanto and does freelance work. J.O. enjoys telling people’s stories through photographs and words, teaching photography to 4-H’ers, and attending steam engine shows and antique collecting with his wife, Debbie.
About Mahaska County Master Gardeners
Mahaska County Master Gardeners are celebrating their fourteenth 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.
Photo: Hailey Brown, KBOE Radio.