Linn County Master Gardener Tina Patterson helps participants during the Kokedama hands-on workshop at the 2018 Winter Gardening Fair. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

The Winter Gardening Fair, hosted by the Linn County ISU Extension Master Gardeners, has been transplanted a few times since it sprouted about 16 years ago.

With the coronavirus pandemic still a concern, however, 2021 will be the first year the annual event will be held online.

See photos from the 2020 Winter Gardening Fair

Rather than a full day of sessions, the gardening seminars will take place on a series of Saturdays, beginning Feb. 6, 2021, and ending in April.

The Master Gardener classes will be done virtually, via Zoom. Sessions can be found on theĀ  website of the Indian Creek Nature Center, which is handling registrations.

There is a $5 fee per class, but participants who sign up for five classes receive a discount of $1 off each class.

Topics include trees for Midwestern gardens, permaculture, growing clematis, prairie gardens and more.

See the list here.

The Winter Gardening Fair is typically held at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, though it moved to Coe College in 2016, and uprooted to Hiawatha in 2020.

Last year’s event was held just under the wire before pandemic restrictions began throughout the United States.

The Winter Gardening Fair will be online in 2021 due to the pandemic. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

See photos from the 2019 Winter Gardening Fair and more from past years: