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Are you still in search of high-quality plants for your garden? On May 17th, the Linn County Master Gardeners will be holding their annual Plant Sale in the parking lot of the Linn County Extension Office (383 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids). The sale will...

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 (April)...

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...