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Installing a Butterfly and Pollinator Garden

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Thursday, May 19th beginning at 5pm, City Horticulturist, Kelly Goossen will be providing a workshop on planting and installing a pollinator garden at A.Y. McDonald Park in Dubuque
Kelly will share strategies on how to prepare the site, select plants, and address seasonal maintenance in a pollinator garden. Participants will also have the opportunity to help plant the new pollinator garden on-site, learning proper planting techniques, landscape design elements, and bloom time ranges for pollinator diversity throughout the season.


How to Prune Lilacs

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Dubuque County Master Gardeners will be providing a hands-on workshop about pruning lilac bushes at the Dubuque Arboretum. Here attendees will have the opportunity to learn basic pruning techniques while understanding good pruning practices for flowering shrubs. 

Date: Thursday, June 9th
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Dubuque Arboretum
Cost: FREE


Spring Garden Seminar

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00am to 2:30pm
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Dubuque County Master Gardeners are excited to present, our annual Spring Garden Seminar schedule for 2017! This year is full of exciting topics, presenters.

Date: Saturday, April 1st
Time: 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: NICC Town Clock Center for Business, 680 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa

Registration: $35/person 

Registration includes a light lunch, exciting learning sessions, and valuable door prizes.  Seating is limited, so register as soon as possible.

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Spring Seminar (Dubuque)

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 7:30am to 12:15pm
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The Dubuque County Master Gardeners will host their annual spring gardening seminar 7:30 am to 12:15 pm Saturday, March 14 at the NICC Town Clock Business Center in Dubuque. Attendees can choose from educational sessions including herbs, succulents, mini hostas, pollinators, foraging, bonsai, and a seed exchange. Seed Savers from Decorah will give a keynote presentation. Cost is $20. For more information and registration, please call Dubuque County ISU Extension and Outreach at (563) 583-6496.