Growing for Citizen Science!

Do you live in Eastern or Central Iowa and want to try your hand at being a scientist and gardener?  Join the citizen science experiment growing strawberries and marigolds!  The project runs from May to September, and materials are provided for free.  Sign up before April 29th to secure your plants and be notified of the pick-up location in the Quad Cities and Des Moines areas.  This experiment is in partnership with land-grant universities and horticulture extension specialists in Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina, and Tennessee. 

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Contact Celina Gómez at or 765-494-4443 for questions.

Citizen Science Project

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