Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Bus
September 19, 2016

Please join us on our fun and educational bus tour to: Bily Brothers Clock Museum, Spillville; Decorah Fish Hatchery, Decorah; Lunch & shopping, downtown Decorah; Porter House Museum, Decorah; Whippy Dip, Decorah; and Stillwater Greenhouse, Orchard, Iowa. Call Becky or JoAnn to register or if you have questions, 641-423-0844.

Summer 2016
August 23, 2016

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

float
June 7, 2016

A float put together by members of the Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach Council and staff won the Grand Marshal Award-2nd place in the North Iowa Band Festival on Saturday, May 28.

Community Gardens
April 20, 2016

Mason City Community Gardens: Rent a plot and grow a garden! Two garden locations will be available offering two plot sizes: GARDEN ACRES – 900 block S. Kentucky and Willow Creek Garden - 1ST ST SW & MADISON AVE. Plot fees are required before the plot can be assigned. Look here for more information or call Cerro Gordo County Extension & Outreach at 641-423-0844.

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April 12, 2016

Follow the adventures of CY as we celebrated Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week here at Cerro Gordo County Extension & Outreach March 27-April 2, 2016! Come visit us at 2023 S. Federal, Mason City. We are here to help build a storn Iowa!

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

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