Resources for Gardeners


dbqcommunitygardensDubuque Community Garden Coalition 

The Dubuque Community Garden Coalition is a partnership of community organizations and gardeners who share resources and work together to expand opportunities to grow food in Dubuque. Our Mission is to create greater access to affordable, inclusive, sustainable gardening opportunities in the city.

Search Find A Garden to locate a garden near you

Explore helpful Gardening Resources from crop planning to harvesting

Join our mailing list! Sign up for the Dubuque Community Garden Coalition Monthly e-newsletter, including information about upcoming events, learning opportunities and other timely resources for home & community gardeners

Featured Resource


Urban Agriculture – USDA: Know Your Farmer Know Your Food

Soil Testing

Get information on how to take a good sample and send it in for analysis.


How to Take a Good Soil Test for Vegetable Production 

How to Take a Good Soil Sample for Tree Fruits & Grapes

Covers residential lawns, gardens and landscaping plus commercial fruit and vegetable crops. Test package includes ammonium acetate potassium, Bray1 phosphorous (colorimetric), pH and lime.


  • Total elements, nitrate, nitrite and ammonium nitrogen, ortho-P, pH and EC. Submission form.


    • Nitrate and ammonium nitrogen, total carbon and nitrogen, total phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sodium, aluminium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, pH and electrical conductivity Submission form.

For more information about gardening in the Greater Dubuque area contact:

Laura Klavitter

Horticulture Educator

Dubuque County ISU Extension & Outreach

563 583 6496