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2013 ISU Extension & Outreach Annual Report

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Linn County

As your front door to Iowa State University we are your access to information and services to improve the quality of life in your community.  We provide research and education on public issues, food and nutrition, health, financial management, youth development, and family relationships.  Office HOURS: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

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Parenting Education Classes   |   Play & Learn groups for ages 0-5   |   Just in Time Parenting aticles and activities
Nutrition and Garden Programming for Kids in Elementary and Middle School
EcoFamily Blog  STARS Learning Center   |  Science of Parenting Blog   |  MoneyTips Blog
After School Program Resources |  Educational HandsON Kits  |   Summer Teaching Ideas
December  Hay Price Update  |  Words on Wellness Newsletter   |   Buy Eat Live Healthy CLASSES
Homegrown Lifestyles Blog   |   The People's Garden at Hiawatha Elementary School
Request a Master Gardener speaker   |   Stress Management Techniques

VOLUNTEER WITH EXTENSION:
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Become a Linn County Master Gardener
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County News

Master Gardeners Brucemore
July 31, 2014

You will once again find the Linn County Master Gardeners at the Brucemore Garden and Art Show on August 23, 2014.  They will showcase several displays and demonstrations in the formal Brucemore garden, including “walkabouts” identifying trees, invasive pests, and seed saving and so much more.  It's educational fun for the entire family. 

daylily selection, planting and care
July 31, 2014

Linn County Master Gardener Jean Wilson discusses the difference between lilies and daylilies along with tips for planting and care.

mold and fungus
July 31, 2014

With summer activities in full swing it is easy to ignore the garden and hope everything is doing ok without your constant surveillance.  However, excess moisture can create problems in the form of plant diseases.  Linn County Master Gardener Judy Stevens discusses some common types of mold and fugus you might see in your yard or garden and what you can do about them.

clematis selection and care
July 31, 2014

Clematis are beautiful, versatile vines, often referred to as the queen of flowering vines.  What do you need to know about planting, growing and pruning them?  Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery provides the answers.

watering garden with soaker hose
July 31, 2014

With the lazy, hazy days of summer, the gardens are in full stride, and we want to make sure they have enough moisture. How can you determine how much your garden needs and when is the best time to water?  Linn County Master Gardener Becki Lynch provides some tips.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

July 11, 2014 10:40 AM

A larva was collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a tree in Mt. Pleasant and has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a...

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