Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

This series is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center. https://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/events 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

A very small portion – maybe 1 to 5% – of the more than 1,000,000 species of insects on earth are pests. Many more are beneficial as predators, parasitoids, pollinators, “recyclers” and scavengers. Presented by Dr. Donald Lewis, Iowa State University Entomologist This presentation is free and open to the public. There is some seating at the center, but feel free to bring your folding chair. www.enablinggardenpcmg.org/events-at-the-enabling-garden/learning-center/

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join us to discuss improving water quality and conservation practices right in our own backyards! Presenter Julie Perrault of Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District will guide us through the practical application of conservation in our gardens and homes. This presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please bring a lawn chair. www.demonstrationgardenpcmg.org/event/organic-bug-and-disease-control/?instance_id=331

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 4:30pm

Engage in exclusive, specially crafted hands-on workshops and cutting-edge sessions: Discover new horticultural practices that can help PROTECT our environment to create a healthy planet, through healthy plants, for healthy people.
NEW this year, select your track to suit your interests! http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/2019Agenda.aspx

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Participate in this hands-on workshop in the garden to build your skills to provide safe produce to local food pantries and free meal sites. The one-day workshops are intended for Master Gardener volunteers, gardeners, and 4H youth who donate fruits and vegetables to food pantries. Register for free here. 

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/produce-safety-training-volunteers?

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Native perennial plantings workshop July 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Whiterock Conservancy Burr Oak Visitor’s Center. The event is free, open to families and includes a complimentary meal. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/workshop-looks-adding-native-perennial-plantings-farm

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:30pm

Dr. Jeff Iles serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University. He teaches, conducts applied research, and provides Extension programming in the areas of landscape plant establishment and maintenance, woody plant evaluation, and nursery and garden center management. This presentation is free and open to the public. There is some seating at the center, but feel free to bring your folding chair. www.enablinggardenpcmg.org/events-at-the-enabling-garden/learning-center/

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 4:00pm

American Horticultural Society’s National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, a three-day long symposium for educators, non-profit professionals and others working directly with children and youth in garden-based settings across the country. They symposium will take place on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Presented by Meredith Nunnikhoven of Barn Swallow Farms. This presentation is free and open to the public. Remember to bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on, stay for door prizes, enjoy the Garden before and after the presentation. www.enablinggardenpcmg.org/events-at-the-enabling-garden/learning-center/

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

This annual Open House features a variety of garden-related demonstrations, such as how to properly sharpen tools, baking with herbs and ideas for garden art. There are children’s activities, live music, refreshments, and Master Gardeners available to answer your questions! www.demonstrationgardenpcmg.org/annual-open-house/

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Participate in this hands-on workshop in the garden to build your skills to provide safe produce to local food pantries and free meal sites. The half-day workshops are intended for Master Gardener volunteers, gardeners, and 4H youth who donate fruits and vegetables to food pantries. Register for free here. 

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/produce-safety-training-volunteers?

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 1:00pm

Save the Date for the Garden Walk in Cedar Rapids. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Presented by Barry Laws, Quilted Gardens and Nursery. This presentation is free and open to the public. Remember to bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on, stay for door prizes, enjoy the Garden before and after the presentation. www.enablinggardenpcmg.org/events-at-the-enabling-garden/learning-center/

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

This presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please bring a lawn chair. www.demonstrationgardenpcmg.org/event/raising-azaleas-rhododendrons/?instance_id=333

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join us at the Enabling Garden for free children’s art and craft activities! Projects are ongoing from 6pm – 8pm. This event is free and open to the public. www.enablinggardenpcmg.org/events-at-the-enabling-garden/learning-center/

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

Some plants are so easy to grow they are essentially foolproof! Presented by Polk County Master Gardener Marcia Leeper, this garden talk will give you a beginners edge on gardening. With a list of foolproof plant selections, you are sure to have quick success. This presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please bring a lawn chair. www.demonstrationgardenpcmg.org/event/organic-bug-and-disease-control/?instance_id=331

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join us to learn about Tablescapes – Gardening in Miniature with Polk County Master Gardener Robyn Hofland. This presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please bring a lawn chair.

https://www.demonstrationgardenpcmg.org/event/gardening-in-miniature/?instance_id=334

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Explore the world of insects and how genetically modified crops effect their populations by Dr. Rudy Pacumbaba of Alabama Extension.  https://learn.extension.org/events/3599

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

9am-3pm

The Art in the Garden fundraiser and art fair features approximately 20 vendors offering a variety of artwork and products from flower arrangements to homemade soaps. Family-friendly activities, food, and refreshments are available. This is a free event open to the public.

https://www.demonstrationgardenpcmg.org/event/art-in-the-garden/

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