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Preserve the Taste of Summer

Submitted by mhoenig on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 15:59

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

Honey Bee Swarming Season

Submitted by mhoenig on Thu, 04/30/2020 - 16:01

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

Raised Bed Building Workshop

Submitted by mhoenig on Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:03

A workshop held on Saturday, April 6th at Homestead 1839, the site of the Des Moines County Master Gardeners Donation Garden. Participants learned about the various types of raised beds, why they are a good investment for a home garden, and techniques for building and growing in raised beds. Read more about Raised Bed Building Workshop

Pop-Up Farmers Market at Winegard

Submitted by mhoenig on Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:32

In collaboration with Great River Corporate Wellness, the Eat Fresh Southeast Iowa team (ISU Rising Star interns) organized a Pop-Up Farmers Market at Winegard in Burlington July 17, 2018.  The event provided Winegard employees with easy access to farm fresh foods, the opportunity to try recipes made with seasonal produce, and the chance to learn more about where/how they can access local foods. Read more about Pop-Up Farmers Market at Winegard


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