County News

winter gardening garden fair cedar rapids kirkwood 2014
November 13, 2013

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The Winter Gardening Fair offers something for every gardener, with a wide variety of classes and workshops.  Registration opens January 2, 2014. Classes always fill fast, so complete your registration for best class selection!

Master Gardener speak to groups organizations businesses
November 12, 2013

W hat  is the Master Gardener's Speakers Bureau and how you can request a Master Gardener to speak to your organization? Learn more.

Rights of Way workshop March 11 Cedar Rapids Kirkwood
November 12, 2013

If you have an opportunity to create, maintain, or protect any landscape, you will want to MARK YOUR CALENDAR for March 11, 2014.  Join us at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids for a day long workshop as well as an evening talk by a renowned entomology researcher and educator.

Mums Chrysanthemums how to prepare for winter
November 4, 2013

Mums offer gardeners a wide range of colors and flower forms and can survive the winter to bring you years of enjoyment.  ISU Extension and Outreach Horticulturist explains why mums may not make it through a winter and how you can prepare your mums for winter to increase the odds of their survival.

compost leaves how to compost bin
October 28, 2013

With the slightest breeze, shade and ornamental trees send a shower of leaves to carpet the lawn, drive and sidewalk. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer homeowners’ questions as they decide how to deal with fallen leaves.

inspect garden pots and put away for spring
October 23, 2013

Linn County Master Gardener Jackie Hadenfeldt MacLaren outlines seven tasks you should add to your to-do list to get ready now for next spring.

affordable health care act health insurance marketplace
October 17, 2013

If you have questions relating to the Affordable Care Act and its effect on your personal finances, these are some great resources to help you understand a lot of the new lingo you are hearing and help to make informated health inslurance choices while planning for health care costs.

reseeding lawn fall best time
October 3, 2013

ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County Master Gardener Judy Stevens provides some guidance on how to take care of your lawn.

leaves make compost lasagna gardening
October 3, 2013

ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County Master Gardener Becki Lynch has some tips on how to best use the extra growth and leaves so abundant now to create an abundant garden next season.

workplace wellness program
September 13, 2013

Check out a program we offer to do on-site for businesses to help keep their employees happy and healthy and ultimately increase the productivity.  Investing in Employee Wellness Is Good Business!

eco family virtual online learn to live green conference iowa
August 29, 2013

Join eco-conscious, sustainably focused minds across the midwest for this awesomely green virtual conference.  The online conference has been designed with families in mind, so that everyone can participate and benefit, including families with young children. 

Family Connections Library Cedar rapids Iowa
August 29, 2013

It's a collaboration of multiple agencies and programs working together to promote early learning and healthy development in young children, by making early childhood support and family stability resources readily available for families and caregivers at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Lowe park greenhouse marion Iowa
August 27, 2013

Learn about the greenhouse at Lowe Park in Marion and how the ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County Master Gardeners use it in partnership with Lowe Park and the Marion Parks Department to teach some awesome hands-on workshops and grow plants that beautify the park and the city.

oven canning unsafe
August 15, 2013

Rachel Wall, Nutrition & Health Specialist and a registered dietitian for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says, “Home food preservers have heard of oven canning and are wondering if it is a safe method. We remind them that just because a jar is sealed doesn’t mean the food inside is safe to eat. It takes less heat to seal a jar than it takes to make the contents safe.”

Linn County Master Gardeners
August 12, 2013

Master Gardeners get questions all the time about the Iowa State University Extension Master Gardener Program. Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery shares details of the program, what it means to her and how you can become one.

NewBo Learning Garden Principles of Design
August 7, 2013

Linn County Master Gardener and NewBo City Market volunteer Lori Klopfenstein describes the NewBo garden project and what you will find when you go for a visit.

summer marion iowa camp youth
July 31, 2013

Like many kids this summer, 26 Marion kids are spending part of their summer at camp.  However, unlike other camps, this camp involves no swimming, campfires or bug spray.  Instead, these youth are diving headfirst into the field of civil engineering!

Linn County Master Gardener receive state awards for work
July 24, 2013

Congratulations to the Linn County Master Gardeners for the state awards they received for the tremendous work they do in Linn County.  There were two projects selected for this special recognition: The Lowe Park Greenhouse and the Lowe Park Demonstration Gardens.  CONGRATULATIONS  and thanks to all of our hard working Linn County Master Gardeners for the work they do!

canning and preserving garden vegetables
July 24, 2013

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Nutrition and Health Specialist, Rachel Wall  guides us through preserving our garden bounty for later enjoyment.

abc discovery garden lowe park marion iowa family fun activity free
July 23, 2013

This demonstration garden at Lowe Park in Marion allows kids and adults alike to learn about plants and have fun doing it!

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