Yard & Garden/Horticulture

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June 7, 2019

Master Gardener Training will begin on August 6th in Clay, Dickinson, & Emmet Counties.  Classes continue every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm through October 8th.  Read on for more information!

Spencer Community Gardens Logo
March 15, 2019

Time to think gardening! SCG is now taking applications for the 2019 garden season.  Sign up before April 20th so we can get your plot reserved!

Master Gardener in Garden
July 12, 2018

The 2018 Master Gardener Training will offer a new flipped classroom model, which will allow for increased hands-on experiences.  Classes will be offered on Tuesdays from 6-8pm in Mid-August until Early November. Along with an all-day workshop in Ames on November 3.

January 8, 2016

Do you have a windbreak on your farm or acreage?  Do you need one?  How do you start?  Are there any financial incentives to help with the cost?

January 8, 2015

All webinars count towards Master Gardener educational hours.Master Gardeners gain educational hours while learning about how to support school gardens, food banks, community gardens, and more. All sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, and Mar. 12 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Lyon County.

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

Statewide Resources

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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