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2013-04-05 / News Briefs

Sessions offered to learn gardening tips

IRON – The St. Louis County Extension Office’s Spring Gardening Extravaganza will be held at two St. Louis County locations on Saturday, Apr. 20: Hermantown High School from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the Clinton Community Center in Iron from 1 – 5 p.m. The cost of the program is $30 which includes program fee, reference materials for all sessions, coffee and refreshments.

Straw Bale Gardening will be the keynote presentation by Joel Karsten who grew up on a Minnesota farm and has received national recognition for this gardening technique. In addition, the program includes other new techniques for small space gardening such as lasagna gardening and using containers and raised beds. Bob Olen, St. Louis County horticulturist and educator will present materials on growing specialty crops such as asparagus and squash, along with a gardening season outlook.

The program also features University of Minnesota Master Gardeners from St. Louis County with displays and presentations on amazing succulents and bee friendly lawns and landscapes.

For more information and a brochure call St. Louis County Extension in Duluth at 218- 733-2870; Virginia office at 218-749-7120; or visit the web site www.stlouiscountymn.gov/ ext and click Garden and Lawn.

This program was developed in partnership with St. Louis County Extension, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners in St. Louis County and Hermantown/ Proctor Community Education.

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