Transcript of "Companion Gardening and Insect Control - Master Gardeners, Iowa"
Iowa State University Extension Master Gardeners In This Issue February 2012 Volume 3 No. 2 Midwest MG Conference On January 25th the new USDA Plant Hardiness zones were released at www.planthardiness.ars.usda.gov. You can even Upcoming Events look up zones by zip code! Please see the PLETHORA of educational opportunities listed in Upcoming Events below - Image of the Month with over 30 events, there is something for everyone! See what the Henry County MGs have been up to with their Quick Links mini-grant program. Our condolences to the family and friends of E.H. Scale. He spent most of his life involved withFebruary Extension Calendar ISU Extension and the MG program in Monroe County, MG Hours Online Iowa. Watch this newsletter for details in the future about the Polk County MG Plant Sale at the Des Moines Botanical Hort & Home Pest News Center on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th. HappyMG News & Views past issues Gardening! -Jen Contact us 2012 Upper Midwest MG Conference MG Coordinators Corner 2012 Upper Midwest Regional MG Conference "Inspiration from the Ground Up!" will be held July 19 through 21 at For staff the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! MGs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota will MG Materials Order Form gather for three educational days at Minnesotas crown jewel of arborteums. Educators from the University of MG Coordinators Guide Minnesota and elsewhere will lead sessions ranging from growing vegetables to garden writing to monitoring Join Our List monarchs. We hope youll join us! -Julie Weisenhorn, State MG Director, University of Minnesota Upcoming Events
What: Beekeeping WorkshopWhen: Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30pmWhere: Lee County Extension Office, Donnellson, IAWho: Lee County ExtensionPrice: freeWhat: Northeast Iowa Food & Farm ExpoWhen: Saturday, February 4th from 10am-2pmWhere: Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation Center, Calmar,IAWho: Winneshiek County ExtensionPrice: contact email@example.comWhat: Lawn & Garden ExpoWhen: Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4thWhere: Dordt College in Sioux Center, IAWho: ISU Extension is a co-sponsorPrice: freeWhat: Horticulture Crop Production in High TunnelsWhen: Saturday, February 4th at 9amWhere: Ellsworth Community CollegeWho: Iowa State University ExtensionPrice: $55, register by calling Dallas Co. 515-993-4281What: Gardening in Small Yards and ContainersWhen: Monday, February 6th at 6pmWhere: Cedar Rapids Public LibraryWho: Linn County MGsPrice: free and open to the publicWhat: Great Plains Tree ConferenceWhen: February 6th-7thWhere: Lied Center in Nebraska City, NEWho: Nebraska Arborists AssociationPrice: up to $220 per day, depending on membershipWhat: The Essential & Appreciated Garden ToolsWhen: Tuesday, February 7th at 7pmWhere: Mahaska County Extension OfficeWho: Mahaska County ExtensionPrice: freeWhat: Spring Seed Starting, Learning with LunchWhen: Wednesday, February 8th at noonWhere: Western Iowa Tech Community CollegeWho: Cherokee Co. ExtensionPrice: $6What: Daylilies: Beyond Stella - Picking the Very Best
When: Wednesday, February 8th at 6pmWhere: Hiawatha Public LibraryWho: Linn County MGsPrice: freeWhat: Dayliles - All the Pretty FacesWhen: Sunday, February 12th from 2-4pmWhere: Iowa City Public LibraryWho: Project GREEN and the Iowa City Public LibraryPrice: free and open to the publicWhat: Raised Bed/Square Foot GardeningWhen: Monday, February 13th at 6pmWhere: Cedar Rapids Public LibraryWho: Linn County MGsPrice: free and open to the publicWhat: Companion Gardening/Insect ControlWhen: Wednesday, February 15th at 6pmWhere: Hiawatha Public LibraryWho: Linn County MGsPrice: free and open to the publicWhat: Container gardens and other small spacesWhen: Thursday, February 16th at 7pmWhere: Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, IAWho: Polk County MGsPrice: freeWhat: Landscape Design Workshop for HomeownersWhen: Thursday, February 16th from 6-9pmWhere: Glennwood Resource Center, Glennwood, IAWho: Mills County ExtensionPrice: $40What: Winter Gardening FairWhen: Saturday, February 18thWhere: Kirkwood Community CollegeWho: Linn County MGsPrice: $49What: Shade Tree Short CourseWhen: February 21st-23rdWhere: Scheman Building, ISU Campus, Ames, IAWho: Iowa Nursery & Landscape AssociationPrice: $150What: Starting Garden Transplants at HomeWhen: Thursday, February 23th at 6pmWhere: Cedar Rapids Public LibraryWho: Linn County MGs
Price: free and open to the publicWhat: 6th Annual Buchanan Co. MG Public DaylongSymposiumWhen: Saturday, February 25th at 8:30amWhere: First Presbyterian Church in Independence, IAWho: Buchanan County MGsPrice: $25What: Think Spring! Garden SeminarWhen: Saturday, February 25th 9am-3pmWhere: Simpson College CampusWho: Warren County MGsPrice: $40, register by February 15th at 515-961-9420What: New & Unusual Perennials for 2012When: Monday, February 27th at 6pmWhere: Cedar Rapids Public LibraryWho: Linn County MGsPrice: free and open to the publicWhat: New & Unusual Perennials for 2012When: Wednesday, February 29th at 6pmWhere: Hiawatha Public LibraryWho: Linn County MGsPrice: free and open to the publicWhat: Vermicomposting at HomeWhen: Thursday, March 1stWhere: Vander Veer Botanical ParkWho: Scott County ExtensionPrice: $25What: Chatauqua IXWhen: Saturday, March 3rdWhere: New Hampton Middle SchoolWho: Chickasaw County ExtensionPrice: $25, register firstname.lastname@example.org by February 27thWhat: Horticulture in the HeartlandWhen: Saturday, March 3rdWhere: Clinton Community College, Clinton, IA
Who: Clinton County MGsPrice: $30What: Dubuque County MG SeminarWhen: Saturday, March 3rdWhere: Northeast Iowa Community CollegeWho: Dubuque County MGsPrice: $20What: Henry County MG 6th Annual Spring SymposiumWhen: Saturday, March 3rd from 9am-4pmWhere: 1st United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant, IAWho: Henry County MGsPrice: $30What: One Acre at a TimeWhen: Sunday, March 4th from 2-4pmWhere: Iowa City Public LibraryWho: Project GREEN and the Iowa City Public LibraryPrice: free and open to the publicWhat: Adventures in Gardening VIIWhen: Saturday, March 10th at 9am-3pmWhere: Maquoketa Middle SchoolWho: Jackson County MGsPrice: $15, register by March 1st at 563-652-4923What: Edible HorticultureWhen: Saturday, March 10thWhere: The Brenton Arboretum, Dallas Center, IAWho: Joe Hannan (ISU Extension) and the BrentonArboretumWhat: Clematis: The Aristocrat of ClimbersWhen: Thursday, March 15th at 7pmWhere: Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, IAWho: Polk County MGsPrice: freeWhat: Siouxland Garden ShowWhen: March 16th-17thWhere: Marina Inn Center, South Sioux City, NEWho: ISU and NE ExtensionPrice: $5 for one day, $9 for twoWhat: The Art of GardeningWhen: Saturday, March 17th from 8am-4pmWhere: Muscatine Community CollegeWho: Muscatine County MGsPrice: $40, contact email@example.com or 800-351-4669
What: West Pottawattamie MG Spring Conference When: Saturday, March 31st from 8:30am-4pm Where: Council Bluffs Senior Center Who: West Pottawattamie County MGs Price: $30 What: From Plant to Plate: Growing and Using Herbs When: Sunday, April 1st from 2:30-5pm Where: Iowa City Public Library Who: Project GREEN and the Iowa City Public Library Price: free and open to the public Do you know of another opportunity? Email Jen. Thanks. Image of the Month - February Enjoy the roses for Valentines Day! Department of Horticulture, Iowa State UniversityHeader Image Credit: Dr. Cynthia Haynes, Department of Horticulture, ISU