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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2016 Garden Talk: Using Herbs From Your Garden

allium globe

Guest Speaker –  Nancy Eichmann (Ike) August 23rd, Tuesday  2016 6pm – 7pm 1050 1st Ave S,  Altoona, IA 50009 Come be inspired to grow and cook with fresh herbs. Enjoy tasting sample recipes while learning how to use fresh herbs in your kitchen, and how to preserve them for…

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2015 Garden Talk: Lessons Learned From My Mother’s Garden

Campanula

Polk County Master Gardener, Roger Erpelding, will share lessons learned from his mother’s garden. This presentation is free and open to the public. There is some seating at the center, but feel free to bring your folding chair. June 23rd, Tuesday  2015 7pm – 8pm 1050 1st Ave S,  Altoona,…

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