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This is a fantastic article about the work being done in Ames on aquaponics! Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics in which fish waste is used to organically create nutrient-rich water that allows plants to grow without soil. AMES,...

Did anyone attend this workshop on drought-proofing your farm? Australian permaculture expert Darren Doherty explained how keyline plowing and other practices can improve soil and water conservation. Thanks Backyard Abundance for the great photo! You...

Homegrown Network participants recently toured the Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids! We were able to learn about and see annuals and perennials that will be used locally and many tropical plants, too. I loved the orchids, cacti, banana trees, and...

February 2nd, 2013 12-4 p.m. The Kirkwood Center - 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 This workshop will provide an introduction to Quickbooks for a diverse array of farm businesses. If you are tired of using Excel or pencil and paper to track...

Choices for Sustainable Living Recently the term “sustainability” has become so popularized, it is hard to know what it means anymore. Sustainability is a complex and contested concept, but at its best represents the hope for a healthy, just and bright...

by ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery The blizzard took its toll on our landscape, everything from minor branches littering the street to full size trees cracking and falling. Snow is a great insulator for ground perennials...

Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 2:00-3:30pm 4900 Council Street NE, Cedar Rapids Join us at the Noelridge Greenhouse to learn about successful greenhouse environments. Find out how they produce the annuals and perennials for Cedar Rapids public areas. We...

Learn about gardening in small spaces. Use herbs in landscaping, enrich your soil, use willow in your garden and more! Indian Creek Nature Center is holding a day-long workshop on Saturday, January 12th. Follow the link below to learn more about the session...

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