Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

April 30, 2015

What have I learned from Eco Family in the last 4 years? A bazillion up-cycling ideas, rain water catchment techniques, de-cluttering tips and encouragement, meeting neighbors through sharing things, how to find local options for vacation transportation and lodging, and of course sourcing local food!

I hope you will join us for the 2015 Eco Family Project! This year we have 3 parts – 1. online ‘lessons’ you can view at your convenience, 2. live online conversations with other Eco Families (schedule starts March 26) and 3.  local activities. The cost is only $25 for your household to participate!

I can’t wait to hear what goes on your “I learned . . .” list!

Kristi

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April 27, 2015

Explore 6 diverse urban Linn County Master Gardener properties in Marion & Cedar Rapids.

Linn County Master Gardener plant sale in Cedar Rapids Iowa May 16
April 2, 2015

Mark your calendars for the Linn County Master Gardeners' annual plant sale: Saturday, May 16, 2015.  The plant sale will be held at ISU Extension & Outreach - Linn County's office parking lot in Cedar Rapids.  We will be accepting credit card payment along with cash and check.  Come early for best selection and great bargains! 

how to take care of birds winter
February 5, 2015

Although birds are well adapted to survive frigid winter days, we can help them maintain their health by offering nutritious and plentiful seed, suet combinations, and shelter.  Linn County Master Gardener Becki Lynch explains how.

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

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

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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