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Cover Crops For The Home Organic Garden

Elias Morr
Cover crops aren't just for farm fields. On this episode of Talk of Iowa, a look at cover cropping at home.

As the use of cover crops continues to increase on local farms, home gardeners may be interested in trying the practice in their very own backyards.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by organic specialist Kathleen Delate to discuss cover crops, and preview this year’s virtual Iowa Organic Conference.

Aaron Steil of Reiman Gardens in Ames also joins the program to answer top gardening questions from listeners.


  • Kathleen Delate, organic specialist, Iowa State University Extension
  • Aaron Steil, assistant director, Reiman Gardens.


Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa