Home Gardening

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Resources Created by the Staff in Dubuque County

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Free Onion Plant Program

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Soil Test Kit

vegetables

Garden Updates Newsletter

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Dubuque County Tomato Variety Trial

Your Local Horticulture Staff

Ray Kruse

Food Systems and Master Gardener Coordinator

rakruse@iastate.edu

(563) 583-6496

 

Brittany Demezier

Food Systems Coordinator

demezier@iastate.edu

(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

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Food Preservation Resources

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ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic

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ISU Department of Horticulture

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Extension Garden Publications

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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.