1st “Iowa Horticulture Week”

Posted: June 24, 2024

Plantpeddler is excited to share news of the 1st “Iowa Horticulture Week”, proclaimed by our Governor, Kim Reynolds, for the week of June 16th to the 22nd, 2024. This week-long celebration aimed to highlight the importance of horticulture in Iowa’s economy, environment, and communities. The inspiration for the proclamation was initiated by Mike Gooder of Plantpeddler, who prompted Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, to elevate recognition of Horticulture within the State.

Horticulture contributes significantly to Iowa’s economy through diverse sectors such as fruit and vegetable production, arboriculture, floriculture, landscaping, nursery and greenhouse operations, flowers, farmer’s markets, turf grass production, agritourism, and much more.

The proclamation boasts about Iowa’s many connections to Horticulture, through educational institutions, clubs and programs, habitats, fresh and nutritional foods, beautification of public and private landscapes, recreational activity, and enhancement to our quality of life.

Plantpeddler is proud to be a part of the Horticulture community of Iowa and delighted to celebrate Iowa Horticulture Week with our state.  Join the fun on social media with #IowaHortWeek.

2024 Horticulture Week Proclamation

Secretary Naig Maury Wills Horticulture Proclamation

Sec. Mike Naig At Plantpeddler Educate The Educators Event

Gov Kim Reynolds With Mike Gooder Poinsettia Presentation 2023