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Local Highlights

November 24, 2015

Looking for a gift for that special gardener? “Help me Master Gardener, you are my only hope”. A gift certificate to the 2016 Annual Spring Garden Seminar would make the perfect gift. 

September 1, 2015

DUBUQUE – The emerald ash borer (EAB), a highly destructive insect of ash trees has been confirmed in Dubuque, Iowa. 

August 20, 2015

On September 26th, Dubuque County Master Gardeners are sharing their plants with the community at a very discounted rate! Find perennials, flowers, ground covers, and more for last minute touches to your garden or landscape at the Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale. 

June 4, 2015

Those with an interest in gardening who would like to volunteer in the community are encouraged to join the 2015 Dubuque County Master Gardener program. Both long-time gardeners and inexperienced beginners are welcome to join!

May 6, 2014

Community members have been gathering in Dubuque County to discuss how our communities can be more inclusive and welcoming for people who are "mid-life and beyond." Read more about the action plan and some accomplishments towards these goals.


Mid-Life & Beyond - Dubuque County
Join this community-wide dialogue about the issues facing our aging population.  We want to help organize the different resources that are available for our seniors and encourage inter-generational participation.

"Words on Wellness" newsletters
This monthly publication is your extension connection to the lastest nutrition and fitness news.

ISUEcofamily blog
Subscribe to this blog and  join us as we generate conversations flavored with ideas on “living lighter”; inspire families to make changes in their everyday habits that positively impact the environment; share practices that improve the our connections to others and our economic and environmental health.

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Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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