How does a garden grow?

Watch the time-lapse video from the Lowe Park Garden Cam to find out

Earlier this summer, we set up a camera at the beautiful Lowe Park in Marion in hopes of recording the vegetable garden to give viewers a better understanding of how food grows.

We originally hoped to offer a livestream view, but it worked out better to record footage that was developed into a time-lapse of the partial season.

The time-lapse condenses about two months of the season to under two minutes. Check it out!

Iowa State University Extensionís Linn County Master Gardeners demonstration gardens at Marion's Lowe Park include stunning flower beds and a productive vegetable plot.

The demonstration gardens -- on 180 acres of farmland donated by George and Alyce Lowe of rural Marion†in 2000 -†line the south side of the parkís Arts and Environment Center, 4500 N. 10th St., where the parks department and senior dining are located.


The Lowe Park Demonstration Gardens are just one of many projects they offer the community. To learn more about the Linn County Master Gardener Program, click here.

The Master Gardener program is offered by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, Linn County. Find more about horticulture, family, consumer & children's program offerings here.

Patrick O'Malley is ISU Extension & Outreach's Commercial Horticulture Specialist. He provides guidance to farmers, citizens and gardeners on horticulture issues, specifically on fruits and vegetables, ornamental horticulture, and turfgrass. More about him can be found here.




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