For those of you who are looking for additional sources of local, sustainable food, ISU Extension and Outreach has recently released a directory of the 2014 Iowa CSA Farms. The directory lists 75 Iowa farms that host CSA operations and includes contact...

As the days become warmer, the shocks of color we've been waiting for all winter are starting to appear. That means the days of planting our gardens are in the very near future. If you are considering strawberries for your home garden, early spring...

It seems to be a constant battle; as our yards and gardens sprout in the spring, so do their noxious counterparts. Over the course of the growing season, weeds compete with our gardens for nutrients, moisture and sunlight and may become host to diseases...

It's that time of year again! The 2014 Creative Gardening Series, presented by the Linn County Master Gardeners, kicks off tomorrow, March 27th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Cedar Rapids Public Library Whipple Auditorium (450 5th Ave SE). "Small...

Though we are moving out of winter and into spring, the effects of our long, cold winter may be lingering longer than the frigid temperatures. In addition to the usual fall death of annual plants, the extremes of this winter have also impacted many trees...

While leafing through seed catalogs in preparation for the upcoming growing season, it becomes habit to envision the bountiful fall harvest that will result from our extensive labor. In our excitement, we often end up with many more seeds than we can...

Interested in learning some new skills before spring has sprung? This year's FREE Expert Education Classes are coming up soon! Tomorrow, March 1st, from 1-3 pm, Kerry Culp from Iowa State University will be presenting Soil Fertility Analysis for...

Thoughts of spring! And of the major thaw and April rain showers we will soon be experiencing. While the moisture is great for our gardens and yards, much of the water doesn't end up in the locations where it is most needed. It runs over the sidewalks...

Impatiently awaiting this year’s growing season for fresh produce? Why wait?! Container gardens provide the option to grow vegetables year round while adding color and interest in your home. To learn more about container gardening, including container...

With a new year comes many new opportunities: the chance to learn new information, start new garden plans, and maybe even pick up a new hobby. The 2014 Winter Gardening Fair, presented by the ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County Master Gardeners and...

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