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Butterfly Gardening (Sioux City)

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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The public is invited to learn more about attracting butterflies and other pollinators to their yards by creating flower gardens. There will be an emphasis on using native wildflowers.

The speaker is Rod Tondreau, Biology Instructor at WITCC. 

There will be many educational displays, also.

Sponsored by a newly-forming chapter of Wild Ones, and promoted by the Iowa Native Plant Society and Woodbury County Conservation. Plant.Grow.Fly information will be provided.

For more info, contact: Dianne Blankenship at


Home Gardener and Local Foods Conference

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm
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Join us in Sioux City on March 6 for the Home Gardener and Local Foods Conference!

Keynote speakers Jan Riggenbach and Courtney Long will present on growing healthy food in your own yard, as food security is a concern for many Iowans. Jan Riggenbach will present "Cheap and Charming Urban Farming" at 1:00 pm and Courtney Long will present "Planning and Developing Community Food Systems Projects" at 2:30 pm.


A panel of local experts follows the keynote speakers from 4:00-5:00 pm talking about gardening successes, and is open for Q & A. Dinner including locally grown ingredients follows that from 5:00-6:00 pm, with a Master Gardener Recognition Ceremony at the end of dinner from 5:45-6:00 pm. The last part of the conference is the final webcast of the Growing Together Series: Growing and Harvesting Vegetables from 6:00-8:00 pm.



Coffee with Joe (Sioux City)

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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Join us for Coffee Gatherings with Joe Hannan, ISU Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulturist!  Please come prepared with topics of interest to have a chat with other local vegetable and fruit producers. The coffee gatherings in Sioux City will be held at the Woodbury County Extension Office in Sioux City. Pre-registration is not required, however it is a good idea.


Safe Produce for Donation (Sioux City)

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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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.