University of Iowa Extension activities

Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 11:55 am
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Press release submitted by Iowa State University Extension.

Iowa State University Extension will offer the following activities.
Leader and volunteer training
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development staff will offer training for all new 4-H Club, Clover Kid and Project Leaders 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Scott County Extension Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf.
For information or to register contact Daleta Thurness, Youth Program Specialist, 563-263-5701 or .
Scott County Extension calendar
March 21, -- Pesticide Applicator Testing, Scott County Extension Office, 10:00-2:00 pm
March 25, -- Scott County Extension Council Meeting, Scott County Extension Office, 7:00 pm
March 26, -- Certified Handlers, Scott County Extension Office, 9:00-11:30 am
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Papercrete class
Iowa State University Scott County Extension & Outreach Master Gardeners have invited Lee Coates, The Papercrete Potter, to teach the "Art of Papercrete" Saturday, April 5, at the ISU Scott County Extension and Outreach Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf.
Four one hour classes will be offered at: 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. Please indicate your first and a second choice of class times. Cost of each class is $20, payable in advance at the Extension office. Registration ends March 20. For information or to register, call 563-359-7577.
With the simple technique students will learn how to turn a portion of the 48 million tons of discarded paper buried in landfills each year in the U.S. into a long lasting treasure.
The class will include directions on how to mix the recipe and the steps to create weatherproof containers for planting, or a variety of sculptures.
Each student will receive a mold and enough ready mixed material to build a papercrete bowl suitable for a dish garden. The bowl, mold, and a set of written directions are included in the cost of your class and will be yours to take home.
Containers, plants and items suitable for use in miniature landscapes and Fairy Gardens will be available to purchase.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

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1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
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1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
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