Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Linn County Celebrating 100 Years 1915-2015
January 14, 2015

During 2015 we're celebrating 100 years of extension work in Linn County!

Winter Gardening Fair Master Gardener Kirkwood 2015
December 18, 2014

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 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 5, 2015. Classes always fill fast, so complete your registration early for best class selection!

Free garden classes marion public library iowa
January 28, 2015

Join us for a class during April at the Marion Public Library.  Topics include New Perennials for 2015, Gardening in Comfort and Ease and more.

Ely Iowa Public Library Free Garden Classes
January 28, 2015

Join us for a class during April at the Ely Public Library.  Topics include Flowers Hummingbirds Love, Container Gardens, Poisons Lurking in Your Garden and more.

linn county master gardener garden classes ladd library cedar rapids iowa
January 28, 2015

Join us for a class during March at the Ladd Library in Cedar Rapids.  Topics include Ash Tree Alternatives, Daylilies, Weigelas and more.

Linn County Extension Master Gardeners:
HORTLINE: (319) 447-0647
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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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