Iowa’s Largest Gardening Fair Set for February 21

On one of the coldest days of the winter thus far, here is a little something that will hopefully warm you up as you look forward to planting your garden in the spring to start growing your fair projects…

Article provided by: ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County News, Programs & Events

Date: 31 December 2014

Winter Gardening Fair Master Gardener Kirkwood 2015

The garden’s been harvested, the last blooms clipped and the tools stored for the winter, but it is not too early to start planning for spring’s growing season!

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Linn County Master Gardeners will hold their annual Winter Gardening Fair at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

The Winter Gardening Fair is the largest event of its kind in Iowa, a day-long event which will include a choice of 3 keynote presentations and more than 50 different workshops, all designed to inform and entertain the home gardener who wants to learn tips, techniques, and problem-solving for any landscape. There is something for everyone, from beginning gardeners to seasoned veterans.  The large variety of topics range from trees and shrubs, sustainable lawn care, bees, square foot and organic vegetable gardening to garden art and photography, food preservation, butterfly gardening and so much more. Tuition is $59 for all day and includes a boxed lunch.   An additional materials fee applies to the hands-on classes.

Registration for the Winter Gardening Fair opens January 5, 2015. To see a complete list of classes and register online, go to  You may also enroll by calling Kirkwood Community College directly at (319) 398-1022 or 1-800-332-8833.

Contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County office at (319) 377-9839 or with questions.


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