Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

June 3, 2015

Master Gardeners take an active interest in growing vegetables, flowers, and trees. What sets them apart? Master Gardeners are enthusiastic, willing to learn, and have the ability to communicate and share their knowledge with diverse groups of people.  Prior experience or education is not required to become a master gardener. Training will be held starting in September in Waukon. 

June 3, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office is hosting the sixth annual “Growing Season”webinar series at Waukon, Iowa, during {June, July and August}. Gardeners will learn about creative ideas for theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.

May 26, 2015

Enter your garden in the Allamakee County Fair Home Judged Garden Class! This project may consist of a vegetable or flower garden in your backyard or community garden.

May 19, 2015

The Iowa Master Woodland Managers Program is primarily intended to serve woodland owners and land managers, but may also be of interest to school teachers, loggers, and government employees.

April 21, 2015

The Big Four Fairbook is now available online. The Big Four Fair will be held at the Big 4 Fairgrounds, Postville Iowa, June 19-21, 2015.  Continue on for more Big Four Fair information and for all of the great shows!
Big 4 5K Run/Walk information

Allamakee Master Gardeners

Farmers Market

Yard and Garden On Line

Horticulture Hotline - Questions answered on lawn garden and landscape plants. 515-294-3108

Reiman Gardens

Gardening Publications

Check out Gardening Resources from ISU Extension (RG 104 ) for a list of more than 100 publications with facts you can use whether your garden has flowers, herbs, fruits or vegetables. Also find lists of publications related to lawn, shrubs and trees. This two-page piece is free.

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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