Category: Growing

Growing

Abundant Landscape Workshop, Oct. 1 & 8

This workshop is Part 1 of the Create an Abundant Landscape Workshop with Backyard Abundance (Part 2 will be on October 8th at the same time)! Learn to integrate fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, herbs, and other edible perennials into your landscape, and how to design and establish a beautiful, edible landscape that benefits […]

Growing

MAY15: Help build the new Summer Street Giving Garden!

Come and join us for a Sunday afternoon garden-building get together at Summer St. Park (formerly known as Jaycee Park) in Grinnell. All ages and skill levels welcome! What is a “Giving Garden?” It’s a garden planted and maintained by volunteers to provide free, healthy food to anyone who needs it. That might be a […]

Green, Growing

Monarch Waystations

Every year, the monarch population migrates from Canada to Mexico to winter. ┬áMuch of their natural habitat has decreased in North America. Monarch Waystations create natural habitats that allow monarchs to reproduce and sustain their migration. Without milkweeds, monarchs cannot reproduce future generations that will migration each fall. Alos, without nectar from flowers monarch butterflies […]

Growing

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Poweshiek County

EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN POWESHIEK COUNTY, IOWA Twenty-five counties in Iowa have confirmed infestations A new detection of an invasive pest has been positively identified after a larva sample was collected from a city-owned tree in Grinnell on June 16, 2015. This brings the total of confirmed infested counties to twenty-five since emerald ash […]