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Spring Garden Tour of Greene County

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:30am
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Greene County Chamber & Development will host a Spring Garden Tour of Greene County on Wednesday, April 26th, from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Cost for the day is $24 per person. The tour includes Thomas Jefferson Gardens in Jefferson, lunch at John 15 Vineyard near Scranton, Sally’s Alley and the Mahanay Bell Tower. Participants should gather at Thomas Jefferson Gardens at 9:30 am.

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Tour Iowa Arboretum (Madrid)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Come to the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid for a guided evening tour of our gorgeous summer grounds.  Enjoy the beauty of the summer blooms without the heat of the afternoon.  The tour will begin at the Hughes Education Center and explore the nature that the Iowa Arboretum has to offer. https://iowaarboretum.org/event/tour-the-gardens-and-grounds/?instance_id=832

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Tour of Gardens (Dubuque)

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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The Dubuque County Master Gardeners in partnership with Dubuque Gardeners, Inc. will be showcasing some of Dubuque’s best gardens.  We have six very unique gardens on the tour this year.  Garden themes range from a lemonade garden, jazz garden, hideaway garden, hosta garden, secretive garden, and a country garden.  There will be three different mini workshops held at three of the gardens including the topics of: composting, perennials for small places, and hydrangeas. 

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

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Fruit and Vegetable Field Day (Ames)

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:30pm
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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the 2018 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station near Ames. The annual event will feature various research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations, and Master Gardeners.

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Pollinator Habitat Management Field Day

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
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Free event in Cherokee, Iowa.


This field day will begin with a visit to a newly seeded plot of pollinator habitat.   Next, we will visit existing plots in their 2nd and 4th year since planting.  Local wildlife biologists will be speaking about establishment and proper maintenance, i.e., mowing, spraying, and the signs that indicate a healthy stand of native forbs and grasses. We will end our field day by returning to The Grainery and eating a meal provided by Nichol’s Smokin’ BBQ while the local NRCS and FSA staff answers any other questions the group has. Learn more here: https://monarch.ent.iastate.edu/pollinator-habitat-management-field-day

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