March 20th is the first day of spring and it’s not too early to start planning your garden and outdoor living space. For inspiration, plan to attend one (or more!) of the Linn County Master Gardener Library Talks currently taking place at local community libraries. Although you may have missed out on the February talks, there are two more months’ worth of presentations to choose from. All presentations are from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, and you can click on this link for upcoming topics and locaons – Free Linn County Master Gardener Library Talks 2022 | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Linn County (

“Essential advice for the gardener: grow peas of mind,
lettuce be thankful, squash selfishness, turnip to help thy neighbor,
and always make thyme for loved ones.” Author Unknown

–Health & Wholeness Committee