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Fall Gardening with Polk County Extension

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We look forward to having you join us for Fall Gardening tips with Kalsa from Polk County Extension!  The program will be held on Monday, August 30th starting at 6 PM in the Meeting Room at Franklin Ave. Library. We'll then move to Franklin Field, the green space by the Franklin Community Gardens and the Northwest Community Center, just west of the Franklin Ave. Library. There will be some seating available at picnic benches, but please bring your own chair if you want to make sure you can sit while planting. Our presenter, Kalsa Parker Browning will share information about growing food in this autumn season and how to prepare for winter. Then she'll help you plant something to take home!  We will provide all materials you'll need.  

Kalsa is a graduate of Iowa State University where she studied environmental science. After graduation she primarily worked in outdoor education and recreation, getting people outside and in-touch with the world around them. She has worked with ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County since 2017 where she primarily coordinates the Master Gardener volunteer program, and the newly-relaunched Master Conservationist program.


Indoor Program (2021)

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.