Love that fresh garden produce but have more than you can eat? Preserve it! It’s not difficult, but you do need to follow safe methods. You’ll learn how to can, freeze, and dry foods safely at home in this introductory course. While the weather is cold and you are dreaming of your summer garden, take some time to learn about preserving your harvest. Read more about Preserve the Taste of Summer
In the spring, bee swarms are a phenomenon that you may come upon. You may hear a loud humming/buzzing before you see them... and when you see them there's often thousands of bees hanging off a tree limb in a big ball. Here's what you need to know and do when you see a swarm: Read more about Honey Bee Swarming Season
Radishes are one of the most satisfying spring crops a gardener can grow. You can seed them thickly and thin them to the proper spacing, or you can make a seed tape! Read more about Growing Perfectly Spaced Radishes
Looking to eat local for the holidays? Here's a listing of Southeast Iowa producers who will have products available for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Read more about Eating Local for the Holidays
October is Apple Month, and we would like to celebrate the apple producers in Southeast Iowa!
Make sure you stop out and support your local apple farmer this month! Read more about Celebrating Apple Month
On August 5th, we attended the Fruit & Vegetable Field Day at the ISU Horticulture Research Station and learned about the various horticulture-related research that is happening this year. Read more about Fruit & Vegetable Field Day at ISU
Do you know what a CSA is? It stands for community supported ag and the Jones Family Farm began theirs for the first time this summer. Read more about Interested in a CSA? Check out Jones Family Farm!