Learn more about organic farming for home gardeners Tuesday at Traer


Traer’s Public Library is shown in this 2015 photo. “Organic Farming for Home Gardeners” will be held at the Kupka Cultural Center in the library on Tuesday. (The Gazette)

Join Tama County Women, Land & Legacy for their next event, “Organic Farming for Home Gardeners”. It will take place on Tuesday at the Kupka Cultural Center of the Traer Public Library, 531 Second St. in Traer. Registration and dessert will start at 6.30 p.m. and the event will start at 7 p.m.

This event is free and open to the general public, women and men. An RSVP is preferred by Monday by calling (641) 484-2702, ext. 305 or by sending an email to [email protected] Masks are optional but strongly encouraged. Social distancing will be practiced.

Dan Fillius will share his expertise on producing organic food on a garden scale. He is the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Field Specialist in the area of ​​commercial vegetables and specialty crops. Prior to joining the ISU extension staff in 2018, Fillius managed the student organic farm at Michigan State University, then spent four growing seasons as the agricultural production coordinator for Featherstone in Rushford, in Minnesota.

Tama County Women, Land & Legacy began in 2007, as part of a USDA statewide outreach project. This is the group’s 40th local event. Women, Land & Legacy is currently active in 34 counties in Iowa and brings together Iowa residents interested in agriculture, local food and natural resources to converse, listen and empower themselves to get involved in their landscape and in their communities.

Those requiring accommodation to attend this event should contact (641) 484-2702, ext. 305, TDD # or Federal Relay Service at 1- (800) 877-8339 or [email protected] at least 48 hours before the event. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Provider, and Lender. The USDA and Extension programs are available to anyone regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, or disability.


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