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  • Intro to Growing Vegetables

    NEW! Are you thinking about starting an outdoor garden but unsure where to start? Or, has it been a while since you gardened? Master Gardener, Maureen Graber, will teach you what considerations to make when growing vegetables. You'll also learn how to design, plant, maintain and harvest easy-to-grow vegetables through recommended gardening practices. Tuition includes handouts and gardening seeds. Times for Q & A will be provided. Enter door 1.
  • Introduction to Beekeeping

    NEW! Are you wanting to learn more about bees, beekeeping and honey? At this nature-focused and unique class, we'll guide you through beekeeping equipment, how to order a package or nuc of bees, hiving your bees, performing hive inspections, preventing swarming or robbing, treating for diseases or pests, harvesting your honey and preparing them for winter. You will also learn about bee publications, Minnesota Beekeeping organizations and where to find help whenever you are "bee-wildered." Enter door 1.
  • Landscaping with Native Flowers & Grasses

    Learn how to place roots and use native plants in landscaping, flower gardens and more. Help identify favorite natives for a wide variety of soils, shade levels and overall hardiness. You'll learn about easy ways to integrate native plants into current landscaping or start a new project plus receive a free native plant book. Several gift certificates from local nurseries will be given away as door prizes. Enter door 1.
  • Planting a Pollinator Garden

    NEW! A native wildflower garden will attract beautiful butterflies and bees to your yard and help pollinators stay healthy. Learn more about weeds, seeds and blooms and how to plant a garden in any size area. You'll receive an informational folder and several door prizes from local plant specialists will be given away at class. Enter door 1.
  • Rain Barrels

    NEW! Rain barrels harvest rain water from roofs and structures that can be used to water gardens, lawns and potted plants. Installing a rain barrel is an excellent way to reduce run-off and pollution while saving money. At this class, you'll learn about the pros and cons of commercial rain barrels, how to make your own including site selection and other tips to use rain barrels efficiently. Class fee includes a complimentary native plant book. Gift certificates from local nurseries will be given away as door prizes. Enter door 1.
  • Rain Gardens

    Do you want a rain garden that looks beautiful year round, requires little maintenance and will look great year after year? Learn about the latest trend in landscaping including sizing, location, installation and plant selection for your rain garden and rain water harvesting. With the wide variety of plants and materials available, you can create a rain garden with a natural wild look or an organized planting suitable for the most refined settings. You'll receive an informational folder and several door prizes from local plant specialists will be given away at class. Enter door 1.
  • Shoreline Restoration and Maintenance

    NEW! Do you have shoreline property that is losing ground? Is your shoreline eroding, unsightly or seem to be a goose magnet from the toll of excessive rain or ice? Learn how to improve water quality, reduce erosion and beautify your property using native plants, simple installation techniques and smart planning for easier long-term maintenance. Class handouts will be available as well as door prizes. Enter door 1.
  • Spring Lawn Prep

    NEW! Let’s get things greened up and growing! Lawn care can be expensive and puzzling. Learn some simple tips and techniques that can help you get the best performance out of your yard while saving some cash and preventing pollution. The instructor will cover a wide variety of topics and answer questions about watering, fertilizing, weed identification and more to make your lawn the best it can be. You'll receive an informational folder and several door prizes from local plant specialists will be given away at class. Enter door 1.
  • Veggies For Containers

    NEW! Do you live in an apartment, condo or just have a small backyard? If so, you may not think you have space for a typical garden. Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you have limited or no yard space. At this class, you'll learn the basics of containers, soil and plant selection for your space. Start enjoying fresh produce harvested by you! Tuition includes handouts and gardening seeds. Enter door 1.
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  • Waking up Your Wildflowers and Native Perennials

    NEW! Spring is the busiest season of the year for both the avid and novice gardener. At this class, you'll learn when to cut back, fertilize, weed or just wait for warmer weather. Spring care is essential for proper care of natives. You'll receive an informational folder and several door prizes from local plant specialists will be given away at class. Enter door 1.