Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Grow Another Row with Healthy Cass County Logo
April 20, 2021
Grow Another Row, a program started last year to encourage, support and network local growers for food donation, is back in 2021 with plans to expand, including a new coordinator in Claire Smith. 
Master Gardener Logo
April 20, 2021

Applications Due by April 30 for consideration. Grant money to be used in the 2021 growing season, to encourage gardening to grow food for education or donation, and/or for gardening projects to improve local communities. The money may also be used for gardening education purposes. 

ISU Words on Wellness
April 9, 2021

Welcome to Words on Wellness- a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you'll find reliable, research based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy habits into your daily lifestyle. NEWS for Older Adults is a newsletter with nutrition tips and recipes specifically targeted to older residents. Check back monthly for the latest edition of each!

Master Gardener Logo
April 7, 2021

Annual Event Returns with Increased Spacing for Shopper Safety

Cass County Covid-19 Mobile Food For All
April 1, 2021

Food distribution will begin by Monday, April 26, and registration for the program is now open.

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

Statewide Resources

  •  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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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