Come tour the ISU Research Farm Demonstration Garden.
We’ll start with a tour of our garden greens which include kale, spinach, collards, mustard greens, Swiss chard and Asian greens. Then, we’ll talk about how to grow greens and protect them from pests. We’ll end the night by learning why greens are so important in our diet and enjoy a tasty green salad. Presented in partnership with Renee Sweers, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/lyon/content/2018-garden-table-series#June%2019
Come take a tour of the garden with Dr. Cindy Haynes, ISU Associate Professor of Horticulture. Learn about the interesting cultivars being grown this year in the “Vegetable Rainbow Garden.” Vegetables from the garden will again be donated to area food pantries. As always, we’ll be serving local food treats! https://www.extension.iastate.edu/lyon/content/2018-garden-table-series#June%2019
Join Amanda Minter from Country Boutique in Rock Rapids as she shows us how to make beautiful floral arrangements using flowers and other items from the yard and garden. Participants need to bring a container/vase for their creation and are encouraged to bring snips from their own yard and garden to use in their arrangement. Tools and some flowers from the ISU Home Demonstration Garden, as well as other materials will be available to participants. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/lyon/content/2018-garden-table-series#June%2019
Join Landscape Specialist Trixie Metzger as she shares ideas and tips on how to design a beautiful and functional landscape. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/lyon/content/2018-garden-table-series#June%2019
Join Master Gardener Intern Beth Lorch and I for a walk around the garden as we discuss bugs, disease, disorders and weeds. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/lyon/content/2018-garden-table-series#June%2019
There will be a workshop in Rock Rapids at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.
Learn how to grow more with less space by:
- Using inter-planting and succession planting techniques
- Growing vertical with trellises
- Vegetable gardening in containers and raised beds
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Come to the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Rock Rapids for this seminar on growing herbs. Learn more here: /lyon/node/35005
Rock Rapids - Each year Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms plant seven demonstration gardens around the state to showcase home vegetable gardening. This year’s garden themes are donating produce to food banks and planting for pollinators. Learn more here: /article/july-and-august-home-demonstration-garden-field-days-0