Current Issue: November 13, 2020

Plants on the Thanksgiving table – truths revealed


While turkey is the center of many Thanksgiving meals, the side dishes and desserts deserve equal attention. Some of the common vegetables and fruits associated with Thanksgiving have interesting – if sometimes a bit misleading – histories or myths surrounding them. Below are a few questions (and answers) about sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and cranberries – staples for Thanksgiving.

Beginning Beekeeping Videos Available


See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach YouTube channel for lessons on how to keep bees.   

Iowa Native Plants Featured in the 2021 Garden Calendar

Donations from Master Gardener Make Big Impact During Difficult Year

Time to Prepare Fruits for Winter