Events Archive

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:30pm

Fatal Flora with author and artist Molly Wood of Des Moines.

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 5:00pm

Applications for Growing Together mini grants are open to all ISU Extension and Outreach county offices. Learn more here:

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 12:00pm

Register here for the webinar

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

No hours are required in 2020 to remain active Master Gardener volunteer. Click here to learn more. However, if you did volunteer or complete continuing education as a Master Gardener in 2020, please log the hours online in the Volunteer Reporting System by December 31st.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 5:30pm

Zoom webinar hosted by Chelsea Martens, contact to register. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 8:00am

This Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020, donate to the ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program. Your generosity funded 4 scholarships for people to participate in the 2020 virtual Master Gardener Training in Tama, Des Moines, Winneshiek, and Chickasaw counties. Thank you for your support. Donate here:

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

The annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held virtually this year on Monday, Nov. 23, in keeping with COVID-19 regulations. A half-day of presentations and interactions with industry experts will take the place of the normal meeting.

Participants can register for the event at and be provided log-in instructions for participating that day.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm

Register Here!

How can community science projects support meaningful engagement among researchers, community members, and other stakeholders to achieve community benefits? The presentations in this webinar will draw on lessons learned from a variety of projects and initiatives on diverse natural resources topics, but with commonalities for employing community-based participatory approaches to gain positive social impacts and ecological outcomes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 5:30pm

Herb presentation hosted virtually on Zoom. Contact Chelsea Martens to register, 

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Webinar hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach West Pottawattamie County -

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, J. Drew Lanham is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including OrionAudubonFlycatcher, and Wilderness, and in several anthologies, including The Colors of NatureState of the HeartBartram’s Living Legacy, and Carolina Writers at Home. An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he and his family live in the Upstate of South Carolina, a soaring hawk’s downhill glide from the southern Appalachian escarpment that the Cherokee once called the Blue Wall. Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Working Together to Advance the Application of Horticulture to Human Well-being, 21 October 2020, 7 pm EDT – Register today!

The American Horticultural Therapy Association and the International People Plant Council has produced a free webinar series titled: “Understanding Horticulture for Health and Well-being”. The series aims to share innovations in the field and highlight efforts to promote health, wellness and quality of life through horticulture. The webinars will provide you with the opportunity to learn and interact with practitioners, educators, and researchers in diverse locations and regions. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Webinar hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach West Pottawattamie County -

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Offered online via Zoom. Free. Sign up for one of three tracks of webinars.

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Offered online via Zoom. Free. Sign up for one of three tracks of webinars.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Webinar about holiday houseplants offered by ISU Extension and Outreach West Pottawattamie County


Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:05pm

Dr. Donald Lewis shares about pesky insects that find their way into the house each fall. Webinar hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach West Pottawattamie County 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 16 at noon about monarch butterfly conservation efforts in Iowa.    

Learn more and find the link here:

Steve Bradbury, professor in the Departments of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Entomology at Iowa State University will provide an overview of monarch butterfly declines over the past two decades, causes of the declines and Iowa’s goal of establishing between 215,000 to 390,000 new acres of monarch habitat in agricultural landscapes over the next decade. Bradbury will also offer approaches for establishing habitat in grass dominated sites, including opportunities to establish habitat in conjunction with the installation of saturated buffers and bioreactors.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach West Pottawattamie

Fall Garden Clean-up Webinar - Taking the time in the fall to clean up your garden will set you up for success in the spring.


Friday, September 4, 2020 - 8:00am to Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12:00pm

Online Plant Sale - Reiman Gardens - Ames, Iowa

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 — Monday, September 14, 2020

Members presale September 1 – 3, sale starts at 8:00 a.m. on September 1

General public sale starts on September 4 and closes on the 14 at 12:00 p.m.