Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

January 22, 2016

To learn more about the application process, plan to attend these informational meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 11AM & 6PM and again on Saturday, Feb. 13th at 3PM at the Cedar Falls Library - Small Conference Room, 524 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613; or Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 2PM & 7:30PM and again on Saturday, Feb. 13th at 11AM at the Waterloo SportsPlex, 300 Jefferson St., Waterloo

The application process is a simple form that you can download here:
OPEN FEB. 12 - MARCH 16.

December 16, 2015

GINGER! "Growing fresh ginger in the greenhouse has been an easy learning experience. The plant needs indirect light, watering one to three times per week depending on the temperature, and a well-balanced fertilizer weekly in the spring and summer months, monthly in the winter. They have multiplied quickly." Says Sheila Sartorius. Read more and see useful recipes. THANKS Sheila!

November 25, 2015

Students in Green Thumb After School Program sponsored by Black Hawk County Extension celebrated Thanksgiving with a special party last Friday!

September 14, 2015

Cost for this year’s calendar is $7 each

September 10, 2015

Shout OUT to Sheila Sartious, Justin Edwards and Jake Geis plus many other volunteers who have made the Dick Young Greenhouse so inviting for the students coming back to school this fall. Stop by and see all the varieties of tomatoes, carrots, corn and watermelon growing in the outside gardens!

Download Master Gardener Brochure (PDF)
 or call the Black Hawk County Extension Office at 319-234-6811.


Statewide Resources

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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