Monthly Archives: October 2018

Roy Markwardt

I grew up as a third generation avid gardener. Being a farmer was a natural extension for pursuing my love of the land and an appreciation of what it can produce. I am pleased to be able to volunteer and be a part of this valuable asset of North Iowa.  After leaving our gardens on…
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Aaron Koppes

Aaron joined the board in 2018. He has a passion for plants and landscapes- more of an obsession. Originally from Eastern Iowa, he majored in Horticulture from Iowa State University, and moved to North Central Iowa in 2012. He was looking to do more for the community and Central Gardens was an awesome fit. He is excited to see how the…
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Ann Grochala

Ann is a master gardener who spent most of her career in finance in the Washington DC area and returned to Iowa in retirement. With parents and grandparents who had large vegetable gardens, she developed her love of gardening at a young age.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge with young gardeners as a volunteer in…
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Gary Nyhus

Gary  is no stranger to many of you having lived in Clear Lake for 40 years with his wife Sandy and having been a volunteer for five years at the Gardens. Gary also gives generously of his time and talents to many other good causes, including Hospice of North Iowa, Mercy Hospital, the Clear Lake…
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