Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Wreath-Making Workshop
October 22, 2014

Two Wreath-Making Workshops Offered - The first is on Sunday, November 16, from 3-5 pm at the 4-H Learning Center, and is for 4-H members and their families. The second is on Monday, November 17, from 6-8 pm at the 4-H Learning Center, and is open to the public. Please join us for one of these workshops and learn to make your own 12" evergreen wreath to take home.

bees
October 22, 2014

Please join us for the last webinar on Friday, November 7—”Where Have All the Honey Bees Gone? Hope for the Future," for information you can use about good and bad insects. The webinar will be at 1 p.m. and will be hosted by Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 2023 S. Federal Ave., Mason City. Cost is $5 per person and includes viewing the webinar and pizza. Please call 641-423-0844 to register or contact John Sjolinder, sjolinde@iastate.edu, with any questions.

October 22, 2014

Whimsy - 2015 Garden Calendar - Gardens bring tasty food, delightful color, refreshing fragrance, rustling leaves, and enervating prickles and tickles. Sometimes they even tickle the fancy. This year's calendar captures the sense of playfulness found in many gardens. Take a whimsical journey through the seasons in photography, verse, and quippy garden quotes. Makes a great gift and a handy garden journal too! Only $6 each!

Seed Savers barn
October 16, 2014

The weather was beautiful! The Cerro Gordo County Extension Fall Gardeners Bus Tour was held on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Educational and fun stops included Vesterheim Museum, lunch in downtown Decorah, Seed Savers Exchange, and Stillwater Greenhouse. Please watch for information on our spring trip in 2015 or call 641-423-0844 for information.

October 3, 2014

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

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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