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Beginning Beekeeper Course

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is hosting a Beginning Beekeeper Course on Saturday, February 23 and Saturday, March 9 from 8:00 am to noon at the Lee County Conservation Office in Montrose. 
This 2-part course is open to all interested individuals and will be led by Southeast Iowa Beekeepers, Dave and Ray Tull.

Raised Bed Workshop

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn how to build a raised bed box, the benefits of gardening in a raised bed, and a variety of techniques that you can use for season extension & pest management.

Fruit & Vegetable Gardening 101

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This class will discuss preparing a gardening site, starting seeds and selecting crop varieties, harvest and storage tips and managing pest, weeds and diseases.

Des Moines County Master Gardeners Awarded Grant for Donation Garden

March 21, 2019

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program has announced 22 recipients of its Growing Together mini-grant program. This is the fourth year mini-grant funds have been available, with more than $50,000 in grant money from the SNAP-Education program being distributed across the state.

The projects are focused on increasing food security and promoting healthy food access throughout Iowa.

Fruit Tree Planting Workshop

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Learn the best practices for planting fruit trees in this hands-on workshop.  

Fort Madison Farmers Market - Opening Day

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Opening Day at the Fort Madison Farmers Market!  Stop out and shop from spring veggies, plants, baked goods, crafts and more!