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Gardening Brown Bag Series Offered

Calling all gardeners!  University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County are sponsoring a series of informative sessions on gardening topics sure to be of interest to every gardener.  These are lunch-time sessions offered in conjunction with the Douglas County Library from noon to 1 p.m. and held in the Douglas County Library Meeting Room (with the exception of the March 17th class will be in the Extension meeting room).

These sessions are free of charge with no pre-registration and lead by Master Gardener volunteers. Bring your lunch or snack if you wish and explore Minnesota gardening.   For questions or more information, contact the Douglas County Extension Office at 320-762-3890.

  • March 3 - Seed Starting - let’s take a break from winter and plan starting seeds. Diane will share ideas for containers, soil and light requirements.
  • March 17 - Garden Tools - Jim will guide you in choosing and maintaining your tools. (Note – this class is in the Extension Meeting room)
  • March 31 - Tomatoes and Peppers - so many to choose from. Carol and Diane will help you decide which cultivars will meet your needs.
  • April 14 - Jumping Worms - John will share information about this new invasive species.
  • April 21 - Container Basics - Diane will offer suggestions to make your containers the best ever.
  • May 5 - Apple Trees - Lewis will discuss your options for growing apples.
  • May 19 - Monarch Butterflies - Daisy will share information about supporting Monarchs.
  • June 2 – Capturing the Rain/Water Quality - rain barrels, rain gardens, water wisely all protect our water. Steve will share resources for your home.
  • June 16 - Pollinator Friendly Plants - Can you fit a bee magnet in your garden? Deb can help.
  • June 30 - Honey Bees - Lewis is experienced in all aspects of bee keeping.
  • July 14 - Annual Flowers - the team from the Terrace Garden will share their experience with growing and caring for these plants.
  • July 28 - Hostas - Carol has lots to share about varieties and care of hostas.
  • August 4 - Preserving Your Bounty. Extra Vegetables? - We have ideas for preserving and storage.
  • August 18 - See Us at The Fair!
  • August 25 - Tomato Tasting - we’ll bring our favorite tomatoes for sampling and you can bring yours to.