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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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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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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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Mini-Aquaponics

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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McFarland Park, Story County: Jumpstart your garden! Experience a twist on agriculture’s connection to nature by building a mini-aquaponics system to grow lettuce at home.


The project recirculates water from plants to fish and back to plants, both cleaning the water and capturing nutrients. Workshop leaders include Allen Pattillo, ISU Extension Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist, Amanda Chung, ISU NREM Student Services Specialist, and Jay Staker, ISU Extension 4-H.


See more at: http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Story/Park/McFarland-Park/Events/8956/Mini-Aquaponics.aspx#sthash.IAaeZSaQ.dpuf

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