Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–July 15th

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day where we share what is blooming in our location the 15thof July.  In our Plant Exchange region, we are USDA Zone 4b – 5a.  We’ve had extra rain the past month, especially beneficial to trees, shrubs and perennials. One example of returning perennial is the Butterfly Weed. They were … Continue reading

‘Fresh from the Garden’

What are new ways to enjoy fresh produce that we grow locally or find in the farmers’ market? ‘Fresh from the Garden’ is a garden food preparation series that features Chef Staci Pederson of Hy-Vee Food Store in Yankton. Recipes of Chef Staci and produce preparation hints were published in Yankton Press & Dakotan newspaper … Continue reading

Gardens After a Flash Flood

Yankton Community Gardens are located along the Marne Creek floodplain. Heavy rains caused flash flooding of the gardens in late June. The creek current extended into the gardens. But by the next day, much of the water had receded or had been absorbed by the soil. Some pf the garden plants may continue to grow … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Yankton Area Fall Fling (Save the Date) All About Tulips: How to select quality tulips and other spring bulbs, how to plant them, maintain them as perennials, and how to arrange flowerbeds.  Hear about the Orange City Tulip Festival and tulip growing lessons learned from the presenters: Mike Hofman, Director of the Orange City Tulip … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Farm to Fork Dinner at Tucker Hill Vineyards   July 17th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. $35 per person, $60 for two Northwest Iowa meal and wine   Tucker Hill Vineyards Hinton, Iowa More information at kbrink@iastate.eduor (712) 276-2157 Katelyn Brinkerhoff Woodbury County Iowa Extension    

Regional Plant-Related Event

Siouxland Bike-N-Bite is almost here! July 14, 2018  ·  9 am – 1 pm  ·  $15 admission Begins at Sioux City Farmers Market What is it? Bike-N-Bite is a community bike event that celebrates local food in Siouxland. Connect on two wheels with folks who are excited about fresh, local flavors! Bike around Siouxland biting … Continue reading

Yankton Makes Plans for Emerald Ash Borer

Yankton is preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), though it may not be confirmed in this city for years. Ash trees are common in this region. Todd Larson, director of Yankton Parks & Recreation, shares the current Yankton plan for public ash trees. His discussion of Yankton’s response to EAB was published earlier in … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Local Foods Fair Scheduled for Sioux Falls, SD A Local Foods Fair will be held at Stockyards Ag Experience, 301 E Falls Park Dr, Sioux Falls, SD on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 starting at 3:00pm. The Local Foods Fair is a family friendly event that will focus on consumer education and awareness about local foods … Continue reading