Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

April 23, 2014

Don't miss the annual Spring Plant Sale at the Dubuque Farmers' Market.  The Master Gardeners will be on hand to give you advice on how to care for what you've purchased, and there will be a FREE garden craft for kids.  Bring the whole family!

April 10, 2014

Regional foods coordinator, Brittany Bethel, will provide suggestions and solutions for eating healthy and locally-sourced food on a budget.   This workshop will provide an overview of why it’s important to eat local, will reference research done comparing the cost of local vs. non-local foods and will offer practical advice on how to eat nutritious, seasonal, local and affordable meals.

March 24, 2014

We have copies of educational videos that are FREE for you to check out and view yourself or show to a group. Read this story for more details about our latest offerings about cover crops and wetlands conservation.

March 20, 2014

The Scott County Iowa Master Gardeners have worked hard, lining up a fantastic program and tours for the Upper Midwest Master Gardener Conference June 25-28, 2014 at the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf, Iowa. The theme for the conference is “Growing Along the River”, a reference to Master Gardeners’ common interest in growing and learning about plants, and the mighty Mississippi River, which not only flows by the conference facilities but also unites the states in the Upper Midwest region.

February 6, 2014

Join Cindy Baumgartner, Nutrition and Health Program Specialist/Master Food Safety Advisor, for this workshop to learn the basics of canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods!

Click here for information about the Dubuque County Master Gardener Program

Would you like a Master Gardener to make a presentation about gardening for your community group?  Click here for more info!

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Pesticide and Manure Applicator Testing and Training Information

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Local Foods Resources - Dubuque County

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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