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  • Community Garden Kick-off a Success!

    08 April 2013 ( #events )

    "It's a really great project that will bring neighbors and other agencies like our church who live in the neighborhood together working on something positive getting acquainted,” said church member and Linn County Master Gardener Lori Klopfenstein. CEDAR...

  • What could you find to eat in your backyard?

    21 May 2013 ( #stewarding your landscape, #growing food )

    Indian Creek Nature Center staff members Jan Aiels & Christine Kirpes gave an intriguing presentation on wild edible plants. They explained the basics of foraging, the plants' uses, and preparation. The above photo shows Jan explaining that stinging...

  • Cover crops & soil types event recap

    20 September 2013 ( #events, #stewarding your landscape )

    Jim Meade hosted a Cover Crop Demonstration Field Day at his farm near Tiffin, IA on September 10th. Jim shared with us his experience with cover crops and provided a map of soil types found on his property. Other farmers provided their insights on the...

  • Plant a Row for the Hungry

    13 May 2013 ( #growing food, #stewarding your landscape, #events )

    During the first year of the program, gardeners in the area donated over 6650 pounds of produce to 16 service sites. Please join us for our third year and help hungry Iowans have access to fresh, home-grown produce! Learn more about the local BUDS Community...

  • Get Composting: Over half of what enters a landfill is compostable!

    10 May 2013 ( #growing food, #stewarding your landscape )

    Scott Koepke explained composting and soil science. Soil needs to be healthy, unpolluted, and biologically robust in order to grow food most productively. Compost your food scraps and paper waste instead of putting it in the trash--learn more about how...

  • Free gardening class at Marion Library this Wednesday

    23 September 2013 ( #events )

    Free event, Join us! Where in the World? CLASS Wednesday • September 25, 2013 • 6:30-7:30pm at Marion Public Library • 1095 6th Avenue • Marion, IA Travel is the next best thing to gardening. Take a photo journey with Linn County Master Gardener Zora...

  • What could you be doing with your land? 2013 Homestead Tour

    29 April 2013 ( #growing food, #stewarding your landscape, #raising livestock )

    Homegrown Lifestyle participants enjoyed seeing all the things they could be doing to get the most out of their land! Sharon & Dennis Lang have transformed a bare field into a productive homestead for their family in the 22 years they have been there!...

  • Pawpaws, local native fruits, are ready for you

    27 September 2013 ( #growing food )

    This is a time of abundance when it comes to local food choices. Yesterday, I had local eggplant & sweet corn with a pasta dish containing local tomatoes, onions, hot peppers and garlic. I have waiting in my fridge for another day beets, bell peppers,...

  • Garden Walk: June 22, 2013

    20 June 2013 ( #events )

    Master Gardeners are working on the final touches before the 2013 Garden Walk on Saturday! Explore 5 diverse LinnCounty Master Gardener gardens that will inspire you with ideas you can apply to your own garden or landscape or simply provide you the opportunity...

  • Connecting Local Consumers & Producers: Food Coops

    29 March 2013 ( #growing food, #stewarding your landscape, #raising livestock )

    Members of the Iowa Valley Food Coop order products online and pick up goods once a month at their distribution center at Matthew 25 Ministry Hub in Cedar Rapids. The Iowa Valley Food Co-op is a direct-to-consumer cooperative of producer and consumer...

  • Eco-Fest "Good Green Fun!" April 20th

    12 April 2013 ( #events, #stewarding your landscape )

    Visit Linn County ISU Extension & Homegrown Lifestyle at Eco-Fest 2013! Eco-Fest 2013: Good Green Fun! April 20th 10 AM – 6 PM Cedar Rapids, IA- April 20th is the date for the 4th annual Eco-Fest in the New Bohemia District in Cedar Rapids. “Eco-Fest...

  • Creating Low-Maintenance Foodscapes

    17 May 2013 ( #stewarding your landscape, #growing food )

    Backyard Abundance Directory, Fred Meyer, led the group in an activity where we designed a bio-diverse landscape thinking about the plant needs and placing them together so they will benefit one another. On the benefits of permaculture: "... if we buy...

  • Spring Gathering & Cultivate Iowa Debut: April 19

    04 April 2013 ( #events )

    Food Access & Health Working Group (FAHWG) Spring Gathering & Cultivate Iowa Campaign Debut Iowa Arboretum 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, IA Date: 04/19/2013 Time: 9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 9:00 am Registration & Networking 9:30 am Welcome 12:00 pm Lunch 2:00...

  • Learn How to Start Your OwnTransplants

    22 March 2013 ( #stewarding your landscape, #growing food )

    2013 Homegrown Lifestyle participants connected with experts in soil and water management at Iowa State University via a live-stream webinar. Linn County Master Gardener, Zora Ronan, taught us about starting seeds and growing our own healthy transplants...

  • Learn it, Grow it, Teach it- apply now to become a Master Gardener

    07 August 2013 ( #growing food, #stewarding your landscape )

    By Linn County Extension Master Gardener Lisa Slattery A Master Gardener is someone who loves gardening and is interested in learning more about gardening, plants, and horticulture. We are members of your community that continue to learn more and share...

  • Recommendations for Attracting Pollinators

    18 March 2013 ( #stewarding your landscape )

    Pollinators contribute to food production through crop pollination. The annual value of pollination services to U.S. agriculture is estimated at $20 billion. Insects also pollinate wild plants, which is essential for natural ecosystems. Honey bees, are...

  • Become a Fruit TreeKeeper

    29 August 2013 ( #events, #stewarding your landscape )

    New Trees Forever program offers training in community fruit and nut trees - Fruit TreeKeepers PR 082713.doc New Trees Forever program offers training in community fruit and nut trees Fruit TreeKeepers classes set for Sept. 10 and 24 at Prairiewoods...

  • Planting Strawberries

    28 March 2013 ( #growing food )

    AMES, Iowa — Strawberries are well suited to home gardens. They are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort. Early spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa. Gardeners with additional questions can contact the horticulturists...

  • Backyard Forest Field Day: July 13

    17 June 2013 ( #events )

    Landowners Invited to Attend Backyard Forest Field Day Trees Forever and Iowa DNR Hosting Event at Prairiewoods in Hiawatha on July 13th Whether you call it your backyard forest, your woodland, or your grove, landowners interested in learning more about...

  • Build an Herb Spiral: 4-Step Guide

    15 March 2013 ( #growing food, #stewarding your landscape )

    If you are not familiar with th ese, you are probably wondering, "What in the world is an herb spiral garden?" It is a type of her b garden that allows you to: Grow more plants in a smaller space. Grow herbs according to their needs and in varying soil...

  • Volunteers Needed! NewBo Learning Garden July 22/23

    18 June 2013 ( #events )

    CALLING ALL ABLE-BODIED VOLUNTEERS: We have rescheduled the NewBo Learning Garden excavation and installation work days for this weekend, June 22-23, and we need your help! Shifts will run 8-12 and 1-5 both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday work will include...

  • Raised Bed Gardening Workshop, May 11

    01 May 2013 ( #events )

    Raised Bed Gardening Workshop, May 11 Does a bad back keep you from gardening as much as you would like? Are you itching to start gardening now, before the ground is completely thawed from winter? Do you struggle with pests like slugs and snails eating...

  • Healthy Living Fair - June 15, 2013

    12 June 2013 ( #events )

    PDF of the Current Edition The seventh annual Healthy Living Fair a celebration of local and natural foods, health and fitness, nutrition and the environment will take place Saturday, June 15, next The seventh annual Healthy Living Fair — a celebration...

  • WANTED: Gardeners to Help Reduce Food Insecurity Across Iowa

    22 April 2013 ( #growing food )

    New program promotes healthier communities through food gardening, produce donation DES MOINES, Iowa – (April 19, 2013) – The Iowa Food Systems Council announced the launch of Cultivate Iowa, an initiative promoting the benefits of food gardening and...

  • ISU Linn County Extension invites you to an Open House!

    19 March 2013 ( #events )

    Monday, March 25, 2013 4:00-6:00pm Linn County Extension - 383 Collins Rd. NE, Suite 201, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Our Open House is designed for individuals to learn more about Iowa State University Extension & Outreach and the programs and resources we...

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