Rising Stars Blog

garden growing Master Gardener Moments: Cooperative Learning Gardens 2019 by Marion Cain ('06)
November, 21, 2019

2019 recap of the Cooperative Learning Gardens.

diane photo 1 Master Gardener Moments: International Master Gardener Conference Cont. by Diane Sorensen ('10)
November, 21, 2019

Read about highlights from the 2019 International Master Gardener Conference.

diane photo 2 Master Gardener Moments: International Master Gardener Conference by Marcia Simon ('11)
November, 21, 2019

One of the most exciting learning opportunities for Master Gardeners! These conferences are held every two years by sponsoring state Master Gardeners all over the country. They include tons of classes on every type of topic – garden design, trees, perennials, water features, vegetables, pests, and much more. (Continuing Ed hours!)

climate in the garden Climate Change in the Garden: Weather vs. Climate
November, 11, 2019

What’s the difference between weather and climate?

pop club Sheldon and Rock Rapids: 2019 Power of Produce Recap
November, 8, 2019

Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a farmers’ market incentive program designed to empower children to make healthful food choices. Each week, children ages 4 through 12 attend PoP Club to take part in educational activities, taste fresh produce and receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market.    

garden 2019 Monona County Extension Works to Increase Food Security
October, 30, 2019

Growing Together mini-grant allowed 1,591 pounds of fruits and vegetables to be donated to food pantries and residents in need in Monona County in two summers

blender bike pop Woodbury and Plymouth Counties: 2019 Power of Produce Recap
October, 1, 2019

In the Summer of 2019 Woodbury County and Plymouth County introduced a new free kids program: Power of Produce Club (PoP Club) at the Sioux City, Moville and Akron Farmers Markets

produce rack Time for a Garden Wrap-Up!
September, 27, 2019

The first predictions of an early frost are on the horizon which means the donation gardens are winding down for the year!

dawn henderson Henderson New Extension Horticulture Program Coordinator
September, 26, 2019

Dawn Henderson has been hired as the new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture program coordinator for Lyon, Osceola, Sioux and O’Brien counties.

kids in school garden The Importance of School Gardens
September, 26, 2019

School gardens aren’t a new concept. In fact, they have been around since World War I. For decades school gardens have provided a place for children to become problem solvers, open their minds to creative possibilities that nature can provide them, and even improve test scores. They are a wonderful addition to schools of any size located in any climate.