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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.

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.  

Broccoli Production Field Day

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Department of Horticulture is hosting a 'Broccoli production' Field Day on Tuesday, June. 4, 2019 at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station, Ames, IA. The field day will discuss major production aspects required for successful broccoli production with emphasis on variety selection, weed management, fertility, and harvest. The field day will provide an opportunity to evaluate an ongoing broccoli research test plot evaluating row cover materials and other IPM strategies.