Home Gardening

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Resources Created by the Staff in Dubuque County

onions in garden

Free Onion Plant Program

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Soil Test Kit


Garden Updates Newsletter


Dubuque County Tomato Variety Trial

Your Local Horticulture Staff

Ray Kruse

Food Systems and Master Gardener Coordinator


(563) 583-6496


Brittany Demezier

Food Systems Coordinator


(563) 583-6496

Looking to Visit Us?

We encourage residents to call, email, and visit us in person with questions about home gardening and general household insects.  We are located on the West Ridge Lane frontage road just off highway 20 at the top of the mile hill west of Menards. 


Dubuque County ISU Extension and Outreach

14858 West Ridge Ln, STE 2

Dubuque, IA 52003


Driving Directions: From Highway 20 you will take the Swiss Valley Road Exit to North Cascade Road.  You will drive past the truck stop until you see West Ridge Lane by the FS Propane station.  We are the second brick building down West Ridge Lane 

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Gardening Related Resources From the ISU Campus

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Horticulture and Home Pest News

Jars of food.

Food Preservation Resources


ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic


ISU Department of Horticulture


Extension Garden Publications


Midwest Grape and Wine Institute Webpage


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Looking For The Dubuque County Master Gardeners?

We have a dynamic and spectacular community of Master Gardeners that share their knowledge and volunteer with community gardens to make a difference in the community.  Look to see activities the Master Gardeners are working on.

This page was last updated by Ray Kruse on 1/31/2023


Information on growing trees, shrubs, flowers, lawns, houseplants, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and herbs is available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Online resources can be found on the Horticulture and Home Pest News website or or connect with your local county office to get your home gardening questions answered.