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.
Proper timing and gentle care will pay off as homeowners complete a few lawn chores this spring.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on growing cabbage in the home garden.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program has announced 26 recipients of its Growing Together mini-grant program. The projects will receive more than $90,000 in grant money through SNAP-Education.
Some milkweed species are attractive additions to home landscapes, and monarch butterflies like them too. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on selecting and establishing milkweed.
The ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host three Growing Season webcasts this winter, covering the topics of starting vegetable seeds and growing transplants, managing volunteers, and building food security partnerships.
Master Gardener volunteers donated produce grown in 15 counties as well as demonstration gardens from six Iowa State research farms as part of the Growing Together initiative. The total donation came to 74,841 pounds of fruits and vegetables that went to more than 75 locations across the state.
Winter is the perfect time to focus on indoor plants. A number of plants thrive indoors and don’t require much attention.
Indoor plants don’t grow as much during the winter, meaning they require less maintenance.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program hosted two classes on the Iowa State campus in Ames this fall as part of its annual Master Gardener training course.