Cynthia Haynes

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Entering the growing season, Iowa Master Gardeners and the staff at the seven Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms set a lofty goal of producing 1,500 pounds of vegetables per farm to be donated to Iowa food pantries. They're well on their way to reaching that goal.

By: Cynthia Haynes and Susan DeBlieck

Donating produce from a vegetable garden to a local food pantry can help give those without access to fresh and healthy foods an opportunity to incorporate them into their diets. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides information on the type of vegetables food pantries are most in need of.

By: Cynthia Haynes

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has relaunched its Horticulture and Home Pest News website, providing a one-stop location for yard and garden information.

By: Cynthia Haynes

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of six field days this summer at demonstration gardens across the state. The field days are free and open to the public.

By: Cynthia Haynes and Susan DeBlieck

Donating produce from a vegetable garden to a local food pantry can help give those without access to fresh foods the opportunity to add them into their meals.

By: Cynthia Haynes

Starting a water garden – even one as simple as a large container of water – can also expand the gardener’s choice of possible plants to be enjoyed. The type of plants that can be best featured in a water garden is the subject of one of the articles in the July issue of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Small Farm Sustainability newsletter.

By: Cynthia Haynes and Christa Hartsook

Home gardeners will learn about growing sweet corn, cut flowers and tomatoes during this year’s Demonstration Garden Field Days, hosted by the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension and Outreach.

By: Cynthia Haynes

Adapted plants, like succulents, make great choices for creating your own terrarium. Learn more in the third video of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Gardening While Isolated series.

By: Cynthia Haynes and Aaron J. Steil and Kathleen Delate

Learn more about gardening and the many health benefits of growing your own potatoes.

By: Ruth Litchfield and Sarah Francis and Cynthia Haynes

Learn about the many benefits of growing asparagus in the home garden in this week’s edition of “Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep” from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Ruth Litchfield and Sarah Francis and Cynthia Haynes

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