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Cyclone Night at the DSM Botanical Garden

Join us for an evening of music, education, and Cyclone pride at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden July 28. As live jazz fills the garden, guests will learn about the horticultural science that brings its beauty to bloom. Hands-on learning stations include a make-and-take activity, and guided tours will be offered from 5-7 p.m….


FRESH PRODUCE IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE

Kohlrabi, romaine lettuce and several varieties of beets are among the fresh offerings this week through the Horticulture Farm’s weekly produce sale.  Place your orders online by noon Thursday for pickup near the east doors to Curtiss Hall on Friday (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)  Log on to https://foodlo.cals.iastate.edu/ to place your order.


ALUM OF THE MONTH: KELLY NORRIS

Name:  Kelly Norris Title and Company:  Director of Horticulture, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Hometown:  Bedford, Iowa Major and Graduation Date:  Horticulture; B.S. in December 2008 and M.S. in July 2011 Major Job/Position Responsibilities:  I direct and manage a team of horticultural professionals in all aspects of design, curation, programming, and garden management.  I am…


ALUM OF THE MONTH: BRYCE FROST

Name:  Bryce Frost Title and Company:  Landscape/Urban Designer for ima Design Inc. in Newport Beach, CA.  Interned summer of 2013.  Began Full Time January 2014 to current. Hometown:  DeWitt, Iowa Major and Graduation Date:  Bachelors in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design and Installation from Iowa State University December 2010.  Masters in Landscape Architecture/Urban…


Alum of the Month: Dan Bergstrom

Name:  Dan Bergstrom Title and Company:  Senior Director, Major League Field Operations Hometown: Ogden, Iowa Major and Graduation Date:  Horticulture/Turfgrass Management Specialty – May 1995 Major Job/Position Responsibilities:  Oversee playing surfaces for the entire Houston Astros system, including internationally. What you like most about your job/position:  I (usually) enjoy the challenge of maintaining turfgrass in…


PLANT SALE EXTRAVAGANZA

Reiman Gardens’ Members Only Pre-Sale Friday, May 6 – 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Public Sale Saturday, May 7 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 8 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.          Held in Reiman Gardens’ Parking Lot Many local organizations have come together to offer a huge selection of plants.  Organizations include…


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