County News

June 20, 2016

As we move into the heat and humidity of mid-summer, the benign neglect required to maintain a Pollinator Habitat begins to look good.  As the heat rises, our energy seems to flag.  Add to that the humidity, and any mid-day gardening or weeding begins to look like a form of torture.  Well, leaving your garden alone during this time of year is exactly what pollinators like.  

June 14, 2016

With all of the great sales occurring in the nurseries this time of year it's hard to decide if the savings is really a good investment or if the plant will live up to your expectations. Timing is still right for annuals and perennials but trees?

June 7, 2016

When planting for pollinators, it’s important to choose pollinator friendly shrubs and trees which provide a long-term balanced habitat.  Shrubs and trees, or "woody stock" are the backbone plants for an ecosystem which includes all the elements needed for a supportive environment.  Habitats should be multi-tiered, allowing for all sizes and types of pollinators to thrive.

May 17, 2016

Come explore 4 diverse urban Linn County properties in the Cedar Rapids Area.

May 17, 2016
May 10, 2016

Many gardeners are eager to plants new plants and design new gardens, and the garden centers are bursting with beautiful plants! But don't forget there are some late Spring chores that also need to be tended to in order to keep your lawns and garden looking fresh. 

April 26, 2016

Perennial flowers are just that - flowers that bloom every year. Most perennials will also grow, produce more plants and spread. If your perennials are declining, don’t bloom as often, are deteriorating in the center, or taking over the flower bed, it’s time to divide.

April 21, 2016

Creating a pollinator habitat in your yard can easily be done if you keep these four things in mind.

April 19, 2016

Clematis are beautiful, versatile vines, often referred to as the queen of flowering vines.  There are more than 250 species of clematis with several hundred cultivars.

April 14, 2016
Trees are precious resources and practicing good basic tree care can help deter diseases from affecting our trees.
April 11, 2016

Mark your calendars! Linn County Master Gardener's Annual Plant Sale will be held May 14th.

March 29, 2016

Read a wonderful article by one of our Master Gardener Interns - Tina Patterson!

February 26, 2016

Come spend Spring Break (March 14-18)  at 4-H DAVinCI camp!  This FREE day camp is for 6-9th grade youth.

December 14, 2015
October 29, 2015

Come to this upcoming parenting workshops that are put on by PEC

October 14, 2015

Join us for the first annual Midwest Great Apple Crunch in Linn County!

September 22, 2015

Come out to the Linn County Fairgrounds and support Linn County 4-H. October 17, 2015 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

September 22, 2015

Ready for another fun 4-H event? Come out to Planet X on October 4th 5pm – 8pm for a great night of games, food, and fun!

September 3, 2015

Juntos Para Una Mejor Educación (Together for a Better Education) consists of 5 workshops held once a week for 2-1/2 hours. Each week includes a meal or snacks and family-centered programming for middle school youth and their parents/primary caregivers.

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