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“Growing Green” gardening workshop


By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in All Home & Garden

The Houston County Master Gardeners and Caledonia Area Community Education would like to invite all experienced or budding gardeners to attend our second annual “Growing Green” Gardening Workshop to be held at the Caledonia Middle and High School, 825 North Warrior Avenue, Caledonia MN, on Saturday, March 31, 2012. We will begin at 8:00 AM with exciting educational events going until 3:30 PM. The day is centered on growing and enjoying plants in an environmentally conscious way. You have a wonderful opportunity to seek out new gardening information and network with both novice and expert gardeners.

The workshop will have two keynote speakers. Seed Savers Exchange will discuss the need to save seeds to preserve our gardening and food heritage, and Jake Overgaard, U of M Extension Educator, will share info about gardening from Guatemala to Minnesota. The workshop also includes breakout sessions, workshop material, vendor viewing, country store, silent auction, and lunch.

You will be able to select three breakout sessions. Topics and presenters include: “Basic Composting” – Paulson; “Edible Food Crops” – Gherkin; “Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving” – SSE; “Beginning Apple Orchard Management” – Overgaard; “Eco-Gardening” – Meyer; “Fairy, Fairy, Quite Contrary” – Lind; “Appealing Alliums” – LaVelle; “Moonbeams at Midnight” – Pohlman; and “Once Upon a Tree” – Goff.

Early registration deadline is March 22, 2012, with a meal provided $25.00; onsite registration on March 31, 2012, with no meal guarantee is $25.00. For more information or to register contact: Caledonia Area Community Education – Cindy Frank 825 North Warrior Avenue, Caledonia MN 55921, 507-725-5139, or e-mail cindy_frank@cps.k12.mn.us

We encourage you to share this information with friends and family and bring them along to enjoy the day. We hope you will be able to participate and either obtain or maintain your green thumb.

Harmony woman's garden is a labor of love

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Home & Garden

Lori Pfremmer of rural Harmony has been gardening her entire life. She has been working on her current garden since she moved to the country with her husband Fred six years ago, and it has grown and spread each year. And it still isn't finished.
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Prepare a deck for winter

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Home & Garden

As the weather cools, many homeowners already have a system in place to help prepare their home's exterior for the looming winter season.

Making sure outdoor furniture is stored away and bushes and young trees are wrapped in burlap are just ..... 
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Housing help from SEMCAC

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Home & Garden

Fall is almost here, and this time of year many people start getting their homes ready for winter. However, many people out there are not able to afford to get their homes ready, or to fix safety and code issues. There are people who are not able to ..... 
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Habitat for Humanity now seeking partner families in Harmony and Utica

Mon, Aug 15th, 2011
Posted in Home & Garden

Looking for an affordable opportunity to buy a simple, decent home?

Habitat will be hosting an application open house on Wednesday, August 24th from 5-7 PM at Merchants Bank in St. Charles. Habitat volunteers will be on hand to assist with t ..... 
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Deep Energy Reduction open house at Eagle Bluff

Mon, Aug 8th, 2011
Posted in Home & Garden

Everyone wants to save money these days. And the Eagle Bluff residence has been retrofitted to become more energy efficient to do just that.

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KDEC home, sport and garden show set for March 6

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Home & Garden

Early response to the annual Decorah Home, Sport and Garden Show has been strong, with a combination of past exhibitors and first-timers set to show their products and services.

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Recycling 101

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Does the Fillmore County Recycling Center accept clothing for recycling? Yes, we have for many years and continue to do so today. At one time, there was a large container near the fiber section of the recycling center where you could deposit unwante ..... 
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Tomato tasting and seed saving workshop September 4

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Seed Savers Exchange near Decorah, Iowa, is hosting a free Tomato Tasting and Seed Saving Workshop on Saturday, September 4, 2010. The Tomato Tasting will run from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, offering visitors the opportunity to sample a wide variety of heirloo ..... 
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