2017 Garden Talk: Basic Garden Photography

What's Blooming: Lilac

Basic Garden Photography Guest Speaker – Larry Mendenhall June 20th, Tuesday 2017 7pm – 8pm at Enabling Garden Learning Center 1050 1st Ave S Altoona, IA     Join us at the Enabling Garden for our talk on garden photography. We will learn basics techniques to capture garden photos that are beautiful works of art. During June,…

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Children’s Art in the Garden

Childrens Art in the Garden

Children’s Art in the Garden 2018 Come join us at the Enabling Garden for free children’s art and craft activities. July 31st, Tuesday 2018 6pm – 8pm 1050 1st Ave S,  Altoona, IA 50009 Examples of Last Years Projects Wooden Animals: Pre-cut wood pieces will be ready to assemble into…

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2017 Garden Talk: Controlling Tomato Pests and Diseases

Tomato Talk

Tomatoes – Controlling Pests and Diseases Guest Speakers – Bill and Judy Goshorn August 22nd, Tuesday 2017 6pm – 7pm at Enabling Garden Learning Center 1050 1st Ave S Altoona, IA     They’re Back! Judy and Bill will be sharing their passion for tomatoes in a new garden talk. This season…

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Fall Fundraiser and Garden Gathering

Flyer for the fall fundraiser at the Enabling Garden in 2017

Come join us at the Enabling Garden for our annual Fall Fundraiser & Garden Gathering! This is a great opportunity to meet the many volunteers that care for this beautiful garden.   September 9th, Saturday 2018 1pm – 3pm 1050 1st Ave S, Altoona, IA 50009       Come…

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2016 Project Goals at the Enabling Garden

Improve the Rain Garden   We will improve pathways into the rain garden so visitors will be able to walk further into the habitat. You will be able to get up close to the vast ecosystem that lives in our rain garden. You will also be able to learn more…

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2016 Garden Talk: Container Vegetable Gardening

Container Vegetable Gardening Garden Talk

If your garden space is limited, this is the garden talk of the season you won’t want to miss. Learn how to grow vegetables in containers. Then pick up a free starter kit after the talk. While supplies last, choose a free bucket, tomato plant, pepper plant, and seeds to…

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2016 Garden Talk: Bonsai Basics

Garden Talk on Basic Bonsai

Guest Speaker – Katherine Nelson (Cat) June 21st, Tuesday 2016 7pm – 8pm 1050 1st Ave S,  Altoona, IA 50009 This presentation is free and open to the public. There is some seating at the center, but feel free to bring your folding

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Children’s Nature Art

Mandala Land Art in Childrens Garden

Polk County Master Gardeners will provide materials and instruction to children on several nature art projects at the Enabling Garden this year. Enabling Garden Children’s Garden June 28th, Tuesday 2016 6pm – 8pm 1050 1st Ave S,  Altoona, IA 50009 Children’s Collaborative Nature Art: Mandala Art: children can help create…

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