Learn about community gardens & growing vegetables, and eat a delicious lunch at the Iowa Organic Conference in Iowa City. Learn more here: https://sustainability.uiowa.edu/2017-iowa-organic-conference
April 7 – Iowa City, IA, 10:00am to 12:00pm. To register contact Shannon Bielicke at Johnson County Extension Office at 319-337-2145 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Each participant gets two apple rootstock (EMLA7 free standing semi-dwarf) which they self-graft and take home with them. If they want to bring in some of their own scion wood that is fine as well. Ideally it should be harvested before third week of March. It should be new growth from previous year and be somewhere close to pencil thickness in diameter. For more detail see: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/selecting_and_storing_scion_wood_for_grafting
Fee structure is $35 per person or $60 for couple ($30 for any two or more registering together and includes 2 rootstock for each person). Additional rootstock will be available for a cost of $5 each. We will need at least 12 people pre-registered.
Gardening enthusiasts won't want to miss the Johnson County Master Gardeners (JCMG) 11th annual Garden Sale and Flea Market on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City.
Proceeds from the annual JCMG Plant Sale and Flea Market support 4-H Awards, Kirkwood Community College Horticulture Scholarships and JCMG programs and operations. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/johnson/
Join us for the 12th Annual Plant Sale & Flea Market featuring Perennials, Annuals, Vegetables, Herbs, Houseplants, Tubers, Bulbs, Seedlings and gently used garden tools, supplies, & art. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/johnson/
The 19th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 24-25, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Producers and experts from across the country will share tips for transitioning into organic production and methods to enhance organic operations.
Please join us next Sunday, January 12, at 2pm at the Iowa City Public Library, where Johnson County Conservation Naturalist Kristen Morrow will address prairie plants and pollinators. A native of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Morrow grew up exploring the banks of the Cedar River. The Iowa State University alum studied Environmental Science, wetlands, streams and river health. She worked as a backpacking guide/naturalist in New Mexico, for a watershed restoration organization in northern Idaho, and in Iowa for The Nature Conservancy traveling restoration crew. She also worked as a naturalist in northern Minnesota before settling in Johnson County.
This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served! We look forward to seeing you there!