County News

how to divide hostas perennials
May 22, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  If your perennials are declining, don’t bloom as often, dying out in the center, or taking over your flower bed, it’s time to divide.  Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery tells you just how to do it.

Linn County Master Gardener Plant Sale Cedar Rapids Iowa
May 22, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery provides some timely tips about how to care for those newly purchased plants.

Portable produce patch diy container garden
May 12, 2014

Would you like to grow your own food, but don't feel you have the room to do so?  Put this DIY to the test and grow your own food no matter how limited your space. 

moncarch butterfly milkweed re-establish habitats
May 8, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Linn County Master Gardener Becki Lynch talks about the plight of the Monarch and what Iowa gardeners can do to help re-establish habitats in their backyards.

Knock Out Rose
May 8, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery shares what you should know for growing healthy roses in Iowa gardens

Nonprofit Management Academy professional development Iowa City
April 30, 2014

The Academy welcomes anyone seeking professional development in the area of nonprofit management, including staff, management, volunteers, professional association employees, educators, and private sector employees who wish to make a career change to the nonprofit sector. Those who are interested in succession planning, building the skills of new managers, or enhancing leadership within the organization are strongly encouraged to participate.

CSA farms list Iowa
April 30, 2014

Consumers interested in eating local have more resources to do so with the updated directory, Iowa CSA Farms: 2014 Statewide List of Iowa CSA Farms and Organizers.

how to plant a tree
April 30, 2014

There are many reasons to plant a tree in Iowa. Trees conserve energy, bring beauty to the yard, attract birds and help clean the air, to name just a few. This week Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists share proper tree planting techniques.

Cash rental rates
April 30, 2014

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased moderately in 2014 according to results from a survey carried out by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This is the first decrease shown by the annual survey since 1999.

Linn County Master Gardener plant sale in Cedar Rapids Iowa May 17
April 24, 2014

Mark your calendars for the Linn County Master Gardeners' annual plant sale: Saturday, May 17, 2014.  The plant sale will be held at ISU Extension & Outreach - Linn County's office parking lot in Cedar Rapids.  NEW FOR THIS YEAR: We will be accepting credit card payment along with cash and check.  Come early for best selection and great bargains! 

urban farm summer camp
April 24, 2014

We're partnering to support Matthew 25 as they offer two Urban Farm Summer Camps for 3rd-5th grade students.  Come explore local foods and spend a week at an urban farm right in Cedar Rapids!  Hands-on activities will allow participants to dive in, get their hands dirty, and have fun while learning about where food comes from.

crabgrass
April 24, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  This week Linn County Master Gardener Jean Murray helps you get a head start on weeds in the lawn and garden.

community garden cedar rapids marion iowa
April 24, 2014

With greater emphasis on eating fresh/eating local, and with Blue Zones designations for many area cities, we are also now hearing more about community gardens.  The label “community garden,” however, can mean a wide range of things.  Let’s discuss some of these and how they may best serve your individual interests.

Play and Learn cedar rapids kids activities iowa
April 24, 2014

Play and Learn of East Central Iowa is an organized play group for young children (5 and under) and the people who take care of them. It's FREE to attend and pre-registration is not required! Bring your little one and leave the stress of mess, set-up and clean-up of activities to us!

April 24, 2014

Together with Grant Wood Elementary, the Parent Education Consortium is offering a free workshop to help parents prepare their young child for a successful K-12 experience. Workshop starts May1!

young children mini parenting class workshop lesson cedar rapids iowa
April 24, 2014

If your child is 5 or younger, we invite you to join us for these upcoming mini parenting lessons: Allowance, Money and Children; Sibling Rivalry; Tips for Busy Parents

new gardens cedar rapids iowa noelridge
April 22, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  This week Linn County Master Gardener Becki Lynch shares information about a new parks project underway that will be unfolding throughout 2014 and beyond.

backyard forest stewards training cedar rapids
April 22, 2014

Owners of small backyard forests are invited to a two-day workshop for hands-on experience in managing their trees and forested areas. Space is limited.

Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa
April 22, 2014

Johnson County Extension will host two informational meetings concerning the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic, destructive insect of ash trees,  which is spreading in Iowa.

Junior Camp 4-H Linn County Iowa Moniticello 2014
April 1, 2014

If you are a 4-H'er in 4th, 5th or 6th grade, come and join us for a fun filled weekend at Junior Camp, June 6-8 at Pictured Rocks in Monticello! Registration due by April 28th.

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