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Community Food Systems event

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 7:30am
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Community Food Systems 4th annual event is set for January 12 at the ISU Alumni Center, 420 Beach Avenue, Ames.

This daylong event lifts up best practices around the region within all areas of community food systems. Come learn, engage, and discuss ways to promote community engagement, collective action, and food systems projects including edible landscapes, food hubs, shared-use kitchens, and more.

Cost: $25

Learn more here: extension.iastate.edu/localfoods/community-food-systems-annual-event-january-12-ames-registration-now-open/

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Addicted to Orchids

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Brown Bag: Nature at Noon- Addicted to Orchids January 11, 2018              12-1 p.m.

Hear from Bob Rust, ISU Professor Emeritus & local orchid aficionado, about his obsession with the second most diverse family of flowering plants on earth! Bring your lunch to the Gardens each month and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2018 theme, Movement. Regional professionals and lecturers present on a wide range of topics. https://www.reimangardens.com/events-programs/

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Orchid Fest

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:30pm

Orchid Fest                                                     February 10 & 11, 2018         9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Join Reiman Gardens for the annual Orchid Fest. Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days. The Central Iowa Orchid Society will also staff a question and answer booth, providing both novices and experienced growers valuable insight on care and keeping of orchids.

While at Orchid Fest, visitors can also discover live butterflies from around the globe in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, explore the tropical Hughes Conservatory, and browse the Gift Shop bursting with unique and sustainable items.

 

Free for members and ISU students.
The general public pays $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.
No registration required.

https://www.reimangardens.com/events-programs/

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Sinister Plants

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Sinister Plants                                                                        February 22, 2018      6-8 p.m.

There are many interesting botanical deviants all over the world and many that are toxic in one quantity are medicinal in others such as Digitalis, a common garden plant. Hear from Director Ed Lyon about those most likely found in your home and garden; you may be astounded at the number you have never realized possess defenses that may either poison or harm people or pets. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, February 20.

 

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

https://www.reimangardens.com/events-programs/

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Spring Pruning Workshop

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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Spring Pruning Workshop                                                      March 1, 2018            1:30-3:30 p.m.

Join Sarah Rummery, Reiman Gardens’ Manager of Horticultural Operations, and Sharon Rink, Reiman Gardens’ Horticulturist, for an informative and hands-on workshop designed to familiarize you with all the W’s of early spring pruning, including fruit trees! Learn what, when, where, how, and why to prune, and put your knowledge to practice outside in the Gardens! Please bring a pair of gardening gloves (preferably leather), and dress to work outdoors! Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, February 27.

 

$14 Members
$17.50 General Public
$11.90 ISU Students

https://www.reimangardens.com/events-programs/

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Portable and Accessible Gardening

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Portable and Accessible Gardening                                      March 6, 2018            6-8 p.m.

It is important to consider our own physical health when designing garden spaces. Director Ed Lyon will discuss trends in low-impact gardening, from creating portable (movable) gardens, to raised beds for accessibility, and limited space gardening. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, March 4.

Note: this a lecture-style presentation, not a workshop.

 

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

https://www.reimangardens.com/events-programs/

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Intro to Plant Propagation

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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Intro to Plant Propagation                                                    March 9, 2018            9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Save money by growing your own plants from cuttings and seeds! Learn easy-to-implement techniques from an expert in plant propagation, Reiman Gardens’ Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth. Bring home some plant starts to get your garden going! Class is structured as lecture /presentation from 9:00 – 11:00, with the remainder of time left for lab work and one-on-one assistance (optional). Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, March 8.

 

$20 Members
$25 General Public
$17 ISU Students

https://www.reimangardens.com/events-programs/

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Sustainable Garden Resources

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Sustainable Garden Resources                                             March 13, 2018          6-8 p.m.

What does it mean to practice “sustainable gardening”? What is the background behind the native versus ornamental debate? What are the best ways to handle pests and diseases without affecting human, animal and plant health? Director Ed Lyon will discuss responsible methods of gardening to reduce our impact on the earth. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, March 11.

 

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

https://www.reimangardens.com/events-programs/

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Vegetable Gardening Best Practices

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Vegetable Gardening Best Practices                                     April 10, 2018             6-7:30 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Month by getting a head start on your own summer vegetable garden, with a discussion on best practices by Reiman Gardens’ own expert vegetable gardener, Horticulturist Sharon Rink. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, April 9.

 

$10 Members
$12.50 General Public
$8 ISU Students

https://www.reimangardens.com/events-programs/

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