FREE classes taught by Master Gardeners at your local library. No registration needed. All classes start at 6:30.
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Did you miss the 2014 garden tour?
Thanks to Lilli's neighbor, Connie, you can still see a video of Lilli's garden below.
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Garden Fever - March 14, 2015
Presented by the
Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardeners
Saturday, March 14 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Early registration is $42.
On March 8 and for walk-ins, the price increases to $47
Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
1 Oak Ridge Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
A Renewed View:
Fresh Practices & Purpose for You and Your Garden
Are you and your garden a good “love match”? Does your garden-style fit your life-style? Maybe you crave change but need new ideas.
Morning Keynote: Dawn Pape, author of The Lawn
Chair Gardener, presents "Make Your Garden Work for You" an engaging and humorous talk inspiring gardeners of all levels to implement easy, eco-friendly practices and plans that help reflect a unique purpose for the gardener and their landscape. Dawn created the Blue Thumb - Planting for Clean Water program, and holds BS and MS degrees in Environmental Education.
Afternoon Keynote: Kathy Zuzek, U of M Extension Educator with an expertise in trees and shrubs, will speak on high impact, low-input shrubs, new options available to gardeners, and introduce the U of M web-based shrub resource platform. Much of her work focuses on gardening and landscaping practices that focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship, including plant evaluation research to identify attractive low-care shrub species and cultivars that perform well in the Upper Midwest.
Program also includes breakout sessions, vendor exhibits, silent auction, door prizes, light breakfast and a fabulous buffet lunch.
MORNING BREAK-OUT SESSION CHOICES
Micro-Batch Canning & Preserving -- Anna Dvorak, local nutrition and wellness consultant, will demonstrate methods to maximize time to help you savor the bounty of small batch and stop sweating
the need for a bushel.
Beyond Basil: Specialty Herbs for the Garden -- Theresa Mieseler, owner of Shady Acres Herb Farm in Chaska, MN, will discuss best practices for growing, preserving and using a variety of herbs in the Minnesota garden.
Help! Where Do I Begin?—Maren Christopher, CSEMG knows that a bare landscape can feel overwhelming. It’s often tough to get that first spart of inspiration. Come learn how to break the process down into manageable steps that will take your landscape from bare to beautiful.
AFTERNOON BREAK-OUT SESSION CHOICES
Planning for a Longer Growing Season – Jackie Smith, CSEMG, Many gardeners can grow great veggies in July and August, but what about the rest of the season? Jackie will show you ways to get started earlier in the spring and continue your gardening well into the fall. She’ll demonstrate different cultural methods and discuss various protective structures.
Healing, Body Healthy Practices & The Garden – Sara Schmanski, CSEMG, Learn how to develop your garden as therapy while implementing strategies for reducing injury and muscle strain while you garden.
Innovative Approaches to Square Foot & Vertical Gardening -- Bob Strawn & Julie Bischke, CSEMGs, What’s new in space saving & container gardens – raised beds, vertical growing, square foot growing, soil amended beds.
View 2014 Pre-Tour Video
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