Whether you are new to gardening or have been gardening all your life, there will be something for everyone at the 16th Annual Pine County Master Gardener Horticulture Day on Saturday, March 24th. The day begins with registration, coffee and exhibits at 8 a.m. and runs to 2 p.m. at the Pine City High School.
“Minnesota Forests are Changing with the Climate” will be the keynote presentation by Lee Frelich, Researcher and Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology and Institute of the Environment.
There will be two rounds of breakout sessions on the following topics.
- “Growing Healthy Vegetables” by Michelle Grabowski, University of Minnesota Extension Plant Pathologist
- “Beyond Basics: How to Get the Most from Your Perennial Garden” by Kate Netwal and Susan Thompson, U of M Extension Master Gardeners, Hennepin County
- “Pruning Trees and Shrubs” by Donna Tatting, U of M Extension Master Gardener, Chisago County
- “Growing Blueberries in East Central Minnesota” by Diane Patras, U of M Extension Master Gardener, Chisago County Master Gardener
- “Jam Making” Ben Wiener, U of M Extension Master Gardener, Pine County
The registration fee includes the educational sessions, morning refreshments, lunch, handouts, door prizes and time to visit with exhibitors featuring garden items, plants and bulbs. Bring your gardening questions for the “Ask a Master Gardener” table and visit with experienced Pine County Master Gardeners.
Register by March 20th for $21 to save money and to be entered in a Grand Prize Drawing. Print a Horticulture Day Registration form from the Pine County Extension office home page at www.extension.umn.edu/county/pine and click onto “Pine County Horticulture Day”. After March 20, the fee is $25. Or request a form by calling 1-800- 657-3813 Ext. #4 or call 1-320- 591-1651. Forms are also available from the Extension office at the Pine County Courthouse at 635 Northridge Dr. in Pine City, Flower Box in Pine City, Beaver Meadows Garden Center south of Hinckley, Brown’s Greens & Beans in Sandstone and Village Floral in Grantsburg.