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County News

vegetables in a basket
May 14, 2019

News Article - By Beula Dvorak, Linn County Master Gardener
 
Food Insecurity is real for many people living in Linn County. One in eight people struggle with hunger, including one in seven children. More than 25,000 individuals have been identified as living with not enough food to eat. For several years ISU Extension and Master Gardeners across the state have been working together to help alleviate food insecurity for our residents. Linn County Master Gardeners has been awarded their fourth GROWING TOGETHER mini grant for the 2019 growing season to help support this endeavor.

milkweed and monarch
May 14, 2019

News Article by Beula Dvorak, Linn County Master Gardener
 
Milkweed has become a common gardening buzz word these days. Many people have joined the mission to bring back the beloved Monarch Butterfly. Milkweed is the only host plant for the Monarch larvae. The flowers of milkweeds produce pollen and nectar for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
 
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Master Gardeners in a greenhouse
April 17, 2019

News Article - By Beula Dvorak, Linn County Master Gardener
 
You have probably seen articles in the Gazette from them, heard them on WMT Radio, seen them on KCRG TV, and seen them at various events in the area. But do you really know who these folks are and what they do in the community?
 
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monarch butterfly on a flower

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

5 videos: Laura Jesse Iles, director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, explains how to raise and care for monarchs – from collecting the eggs to releasing adult butterflies to the world.

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