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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.

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