West Pottawattamie County

2015 Kids Cooking Camp

Friends Camp 2015

Spring Garden Conference

Master Gardeners bring a touch of spring

2015 West Pottawattamie Extension Council

ISU Extension and Outreach:

West Pottawattamie

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County News

August 24, 2015

Juntos: Together for a Better Education, is a 6-week series of workshops designed for families with 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th grade students. The goal is to have family work together to help youth succeed in school, and to discover paths to higher education. The program will be held on Thursdays, starting October 1 through November 12, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs.

August 18, 2015

Learn safe, research-based methods for making Jams and Dehydrating Foods.This workshop is part of Preserve the Taste of Summer, a new food preservation program offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  

Barb Fuller, ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition and health specialist will lead the workshop, Tuesday September 8, 2015

August 14, 2015

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach West Pottawattamie County office at 1705 McPherson Ave, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens, and managing pests. Classes start in September.
Those interested in applying for the course can contact their West Pottawattamie County Extension office. Application deadline is August 14, 2015, as space is limited. Accepted participants will be notified by September 4, 2015. The three-month course fee is $195.00. Call 712-366-7070, email rsummy@iastate.edu for registration form or print your own.

August 6, 2015

A Quadruple ARBA Rabbit Show (2 Youth/2 Open Shows) will be offered September 19-20 at Westfair in Council Bluffs.  

July 20, 2015

Check out the new August 2015 WOW newsletter! This newsletter is written by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists working in the field and on campus. Published monthly, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans.

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