Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Creative Gardening Series free lectures cedar rapids iowa
March 20, 2014

Three FREE lectures will be presented by ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County Master Gardeners: March 27, April 3 and April 10 at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. 

plant marker piece of blind upcycled
February 20, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Linn County Master Gardener Judy Stevens shares some ideas for repurposing items for gardening this spring that you might otherwise toss in the recycle bin.

How to provide food for birds Iowa
February 20, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery explains how we can enjoy birds all winter long by providing them shelter, water and food.

Master Gardener Jackie MacLaren
February 20, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Linn County Master Gardener Jackie MacLaren shares some great ideas for beating the winter blahs with highlights of upcoming classes and events.

local food producer training cedar rapids iowa marketing
February 13, 2014

This two-day training program is based around best business practices identified by buyers in these markets that are actively seeking local suppliers and will help farm vendors selling dairy, fruits, meats and vegetables design a business strategy to succeed. It will be offered in Linn County February 20 and March 6.  Registration is required.

Linn County Extension Master Gardeners:
HORTLINE: (319) 447-0647
   |  TV/Radio schedule
Who are Master Gareners? How can you become a Master Gardener?
Request a Master Gardener speaker for your organization
Information for Master Gardeners & Interns - Germinator, Hortline schedule, service forms
The People's Garden at Hiawatha Elementary School

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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