County News

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!

Linn County Master Gardener plant growing lab demonstration garden Lowe Park
July 23, 2013

The Linn County Master Gardeners plant and maintain twelve continuously developing gardens for public education and enjoyment at Lowe Park in Marion.

Homegrown Lifestyle Network
July 17, 2013

Check out this community network that provides more opportunities to enjoy monthly gardening tours, speakers and other educational opportunities. 

mike rice 4-H hall of fame
July 16, 2013

Every year each county has the opportunity to nominate someone from their county to be honored and inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame.  Mike Rice has been chosen by the Linn County 4-H Youth Programs Committee to be inducted into the 2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair.

Emerald ash borer iowa
July 16, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.

NewBo Learning Garden Cedar Rapids Iowa classes
July 9, 2013

Every Saturday at 10 AM there will be a FREE speaker on gardening at the New Bo City Market Learning Garden in Cedar Rapids.  Here are the topics scheduled...

kids outdoors activities learning natural
July 9, 2013

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Family Life Specialist Kristi Cooper provides some tips on how to get kids excited to play in their own backyard. .

linn county fair 4-H poultry show results
July 1, 2013

The poultry show for the Linn County 4-H members was held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on June 30, 2013.  Many outstanding fowl were exhibited.

iris not blooming
July 1, 2013

Linn County Master Gardener Judy Stevens provides some answers to those who are wondering why their irises have disappointed them by not blooming this year.

linn county fair 4-H swine results iowa
July 1, 2013

The Linn County 4-H/FFA Swine show was held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 30 with the following results.

linn county fair 4-H dairy results winners iowa
July 1, 2013

Linn County 4-H and FFA Dairy cattle were exhibited at Delaware County Fairgrounds on 30 June in Manchester.

tomato spots black blight
July 1, 2013

Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery offers some advice on how to spot danger among the tomato vines.

flooding yard garden field iowa
July 1, 2013

Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery provides tips on how to deal with the water extremes we've been having here in Iowa.

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