Iowa State Extension, Marion County will be hosting a series of classes for beginning gardeners starting next week. Gardening 101 is a series of 4, one and a half hour classes on the basics of gardening. Classes are $5 each or $15 for all 4 and covers the cost of materials. The first class is April 22nd from 6:30-8pm at the Marion County Extension Office. Those that are interested are encouraged to register early by calling 842-2014 or stopping by the extension office.