Yard and Garden



Resources Created by the Staff in Dubuque County

Your Local Horticulture Staff

Ray Kruse

Horticulture Educator and Website Designer


(563) 583-6496


Brittany Demezier

Food Systems Coordinator and Social Media Specialist


(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 

Collage of horticulture crops

Gardening Related Resources From the ISU Campus

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 1/31/2024


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 Yard and Garden website or connect with your local county office to get your home gardening questions answered.