Volunteer Open House

Join us for conversation and refreshments to learn how to be a part of a wonderful team of volunteers. There are a variety of opportunities for all interests and abilities!

Nature of Native Plants

Join ISU wildlife biologist Adam Janke, PhD. as he explains how to grow native plants and shares information about some of his favorites that are best suited for the north Iowa climate.

Plant Sale and Gardening Fair

Find bargains on a wide variety of perennial plants, slightly used garden equipment, and beautiful and unique garden art at this annual favorite event. Take advantage of garden-related education, enjoy a planting activity for the kids, and celebrate spring with an old-fashioned dance around a Maypole at 10am.

Event Series Gardeners of Tomorrow

Gardeners of Tomorrow

This gardening, learning and service program is for youth entering grades 5-12. Students can earn silver cord hours and are welcome to participate as often as they are able. Friday activities include helping with Fresh on Friday bouquet assembly, assisting with the Garden Explorers program, preparing tastings from the garden, and selling produce. On Wednesdays, […]

Event Series Gardeners of Tomorrow

Gardeners of Tomorrow

This gardening, learning and service program is for youth entering grades 5-12. Students can earn silver cord hours and are welcome to participate as often as they are able. Friday activities include helping with Fresh on Friday bouquet assembly, assisting with the Garden Explorers program, preparing tastings from the garden, and selling produce. On Wednesdays, […]

Fresh on Friday Garden Explorers

Kids of all ages love the hands-on activities and different garden experiences with community collaborators that are offered every Friday in the summer in the Bee Happy Discovery Garden. Whether it’s tasting what’s growing in the vegetable garden, learning about plants and insects with magnifying glasses, helping water plants, creating their own nature-themed art work, […]

Event Series Gardeners of Tomorrow

Gardeners of Tomorrow

This gardening, learning and service program is for youth entering grades 5-12. Students can earn silver cord hours and are welcome to participate as often as they are able. Friday activities include helping with Fresh on Friday bouquet assembly, assisting with the Garden Explorers program, preparing tastings from the garden, and selling produce. On Wednesdays, […]

Event Series Gardeners of Tomorrow

Gardeners of Tomorrow

This gardening, learning and service program is for youth entering grades 5-12. Students can earn silver cord hours and are welcome to participate as often as they are able. Friday activities include helping with Fresh on Friday bouquet assembly, assisting with the Garden Explorers program, preparing tastings from the garden, and selling produce. On Wednesdays, […]

Fresh on Friday Garden Explorers

Kids of all ages love the hands-on activities and different garden experiences with community collaborators that are offered every Friday in the summer in the Bee Happy Discovery Garden. Whether it’s tasting what’s growing in the vegetable garden, learning about plants and insects with magnifying glasses, helping water plants, creating their own nature-themed art work, […]