Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

July 26, 2015

 Iowa Master Gardener courses begin this fall for anyone wanting to learn more about plants, gardening, landscaping, and managing pests.
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. Read More.... Get Application
 

June 30, 2015

Black Hawk County Extension is proud to announce Justin Edwards has being chosen has the "June 2015 Young Alum of the Month'!  Please read more!

June 24, 2015

 Iowa State University serving Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Waterloo Community School District, has collaborated to develop a hands on experience for youth that can bring about life long educational experiences. Together, four raised garden beds have been established outside of the George Washington Carver Academy for this year’s growing season. Read more...

June 23, 2015

Iowans can learn how to  "Preserve the Taste of Summer" during online lessons and hands-on workshops from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Black Hawk County. The online lessons are already available and a hands-on workshop planned for Wed. July 29th at St. Paul's United Methodist read more....

April 7, 2015

Learn about the Black Hawk County Master Gardener Club Events, Radio Program, Community Projects, and Helpful Tips. Have a question to ask a Black Hawk County Master Gardener? Email: bhmg@iastate.edu or call 319-234-6811
Application to Join the Master Gardener Club. 
•Master Gardener's are always looking for Educational Projects to assist with,
please fill out this form to request a project.


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

Resources

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 to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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