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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO — Dan Brabec, assistant professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Horticulture, will teach workshops on floral arranging through the Marshall County Extension Office.

The Iowa Master Gardener Program with Marshall County Extension and Outreach will host a new Floral Arranging series including hands-on instruction with renowned floral expert, Dan Brabec.

Designed to explore individual creative and artistic expression, this series will connect participants with an expert who has more than 25 years’ experience in the floral arranging profession.

Brabec is an assistant professor in the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University. He teaches Elements of Floral Design, Wedding and Event Floral Design and Houseplants and Interiorscapes. He was the previous owner of Coes Floral and Gifts in Ames and has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, wedding publications and has designed florals for Walt Disney World.

This series will occur at three different times throughout the growing season: early spring, mid-summer, and late fall. Each session uses seasonal blooms and fillers to give students the skills needed to create beautiful arrangements throughout the year. Each workshop will be $30 per participant.

The upcoming workshops are Aug. 9 and Nov. 16. Participants are welcome to attend just one, or all sessions, as each is a stand-alone presentation. No previous gardening or floral arranging experience is required.

All workshops will be located at the Marshall County Extension Office, 2608 S. Second St., Marshalltown. Register and pay for the Aug. 9 workshop by Aug. 5. All flowers and vases will be provided as a part of the $30 fee. People can email Master Gardener Coordinator, Chelsea Llewellyn, at or call 641-752-1551 for more information or to get registered.

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