Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Master Gardener Information:

Current Master Gardeners:

Quarterly Master Gardener Meetings for 2020 are scheduled for:

  • August 6, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Willowcreek Creek (5945 IA-9, Ocheyedan)
  • November 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m. - ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Office (400 Central Avenue Northwest, Orange City) 

Future Master Gardeners:

The Iowa Master Gardener Training will be hosted in Orange City during the Fall of 2020. 

  • Application Window: June 1 to July 31, 2020. 
  • Classes start August 10 and continue every Monday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. through October 19. (Class will NOT be held on Labor Day, Sept. 7.) There is one on-campus required class at ISU on October 10.

Full details available here.

Connect with us:

Facebook: @SOLOMaster Gardener
Instagram: @solo_mastergardener

Local Highlights

January 10, 2020

Due to COVID-19: Before traveling to a training/testing center one should call the site to make sure they will be open.

May 6, 2020

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased food preparation and mealtime at home, as well as sparked renewed interest in gardening and food preservation. In response to this movement, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach has launched weekly Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep quickinars to provide information to gardeners of all ages and skill levels. The quickinars are 5 to 15-minute online lessons of seasonally appropriate topics for the garden, food preparation and food preservation.

February 2, 2012

Clippings is a weekly newsletter from ISU Extension and Outreach featuring research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists serving Northwest Iowa. 

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

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