Events Archive

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 1:00pm
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 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Come to the Zoo Garden at Weed Park in Muscatine. Dr. Cindy Haynes, Iowa State University Associate Professor, Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist, will be presenting. Dr. Haynes is the author of Plant Zoo, the publication that inspired the creation of the Zoo Garden! Following Dr. Haynes presentation will be a tour of the garden. Anyone is welcome to attend. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/calendar/ShowEventDetail.asp?programID=299663&sessionID=373383

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/

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/

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.

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/

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

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?

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

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

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/

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 

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Come learn about caring for succulents and take home your own planted succulent container with Nicole Jonas of Red Granite Farm. All supplies will be provided. Call the Pocahontas or Humboldt County Extension office to register! https://www.extension.iastate.edu/pocahontas/

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Visit Reiman Gardens and celebrate National Pollinator Week. There will be many collaborators and fun activities to make sure this day is educational and plenty of fun! https://www.reimangardens.com/event/pollinator-fest-5/

Collaborators include the Iowa State University Pollinator Working Group, the ISU Entomology Graduate Student Organization, the ISU Graduates in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Blank Park Zoo, and Ames High School.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Dubuque Tour of Gardens on June 22, 2019

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/MgTourofGardens

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

In 2019 statewide farm to school conference will be held June 21-22 at Central College in Pella. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/localfoods

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

Wishing you knew more about growing vegetables at home in limited space? Join us for a free evening lecture on raised bed gardening with Master Gardener Megan Will. This presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please bring a lawn chair.https://www.demonstrationgardenpcmg.org/event/raised-bed-gardening/?instance_id=332

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30pm

Monarch Characteristics & Benefits, Migration, milkweed & plants to attract, living in harmony with these butterflies. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/cherokee/news/monarch-butterfly-program-be-held-june-20-marcus

Thursday, June 20, 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, June 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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?

Monday, June 17, 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?

 

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, June 21, 2019 - 4:00pm

Penn’s Woods: Digging into our Roots

 June 17-21, 2019

Valley Forge Casino Resort , Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

http://www.internationalmastergardener.com/

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Not sure how to beat pests and disease in the garden? Join us for a free evening lecture on organic methods for pest and disease control. This presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please bring a lawn chair. https://www.demonstrationgardenpcmg.org/event/organic-bug-and-disease-control/?instance_id=331

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join Alan Branhagen, director of operations at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and author of Native Plants of the Midwest, for a review of native plants for every niche of the garden. Learn which natives to grow to best suit your conditions, and get ideas on how to use natives to create a functional and beautiful landscape. The cafe will be open to purchase dinner prior to the lecture and a complimentary dessert reception and booksigning will follow.  https://shop.lauritzengardens.org/product-p/ed-summersolstice-2019.htm

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