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Hands-on opportunities to get creative this spring


Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Would you like to learn about gardening for wellness of body, mind and spirit with renowned garden expert David Cavagnaro, while starting your own seedlings? Maybe you want to create a copper wire sculpture of a tree, using a twist and a bend here and there, under the guidance of artist Ivan Gilbert. Or maybe you are ready to paint your own canvas of “Trees in Spring” in a fun and relaxed group experience led by painter Joni Finnegan. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about sewing on with a treadle sewing machine, come along for a visit in an Amish home and create your own homemade potholder.

Lanesboro Local is offering four classes on April 11 and 18, in partnership with the River Roots Skills School at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center near Lanesboro. Learn more and register on line via www.lanesborolocal.org to ensure your spot, or call (507) 467-2944. All of the classes will be held at Eagle Bluff, except the Amish sewing class, which will meet there to travel together to the home.

As part of the mission to promote local entrepreneurs, Lanesboro Local identifies producers of art and food and helps them develop creative classes. Participants are invited to be actively engaged, and teachers are invited to share their experience, passion, and wisdom.

Seed Starting for the Mindful Garden will be taught by David Cavagnaro of Decorah, Iowa on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. David will share about wisely starting seeds for your garden and gardening for wellness of body, mind, and spirit. Participants will plant selected tomato seeds for your own use. Your garden can feed you--body and soul. David Cavagnaro is a nationally recognized gardening expert, nature photographer ,and generous presenter. Class fee is $40, including seeds and pots.

Create a Copper Wire Tree with Ivan Gilbert of the Old Bank Art Gallery in Whalan, Minn. on Saturday, April 11, from 12-3 p.m. With a twist and a bend here and there, a bundle of copper wire soon becomes art. Your hands and a simple tool create one of nature’s most appreciated life forms - the tree. Materials and tools will be available for the class for your hands-on experience with this unique art form. Class fee: $30.

Paint your own Trees in Spring with Joni Finnegan, award winning artist from Lanesboro, Minn. on April 11, 2 - 4:30 p.m. This painting class is designed to .....
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Recycling 101 - 3.23.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator Today’s article concerns burn barrels and burning garbage in general. Even if you do not personally burn garbage, please read on. Most likely you are being affected one way or another. If you are still burning y ..... 
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Health officials recommend steps for private well owners to protect health, water

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Properly maintaining wells that tap into groundwater is critical for protecting personal health and the resource, say state health officials. National Groundwater Awareness Week, which was observed March 8-14, was established more than two decades a ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 3.09.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Most of you who read these Recycling 101 articles are interested in recycling trends and how you can improve your recycling habits. My goal as I write these articles is to assist you doing that and let you know why recycling is so very important ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 2.23.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Looking back in my files, I found some information from Oberlin College in Ohio that I shared with you almost a decade ago. I am quite sure some of these numbers have changed a bit since then, perhaps for the better. Please read these and see if ..... 
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Free radon and nitrate testing

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Radon gas is found in over half of Fillmore County homes. Radon causes lung cancer. Testing your home for radon is easy, inexpensive, and quick. To get a free radon kit you can attend the pick-up site below or download and submit a request form o ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Recycling Education Coordinator This article will deal with the recycling of aluminum. Producing pure aluminum from bauxite ore is quite expensive. Recycling aluminum, especially beverage cans is much more economical. It takes 95% less energy to ..... 
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SMIF provides loan to Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables LLC

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Home & Garden

RUSHFORD, MN - Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) has recently approved funding from its Small Enterprise Loan Fund to Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables in Rushford. Featherstone is a family-operated farm, owned by Jack Hedin and his ..... 
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Landscape designer Charles Seha receives MNLA award for Excellence In Landscape

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Home & Garden

Several members of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) were recently honored with the 2015 MNLA award for Excellence In Landscape. Among those honored was landscape designer Charles Seha. A panel of practicing professionals in l ..... 
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