Upcoming Master Gardener Workshops
Preserving the Harvest - Thursday, July 11 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Learn the latest, research-based methods to preserve fresh produce by freezing, drying, pickling and canning – both pressure canning and water bath canning – safely. The fee is $10.00. Call the Extension Office at 263-9226 to register.
Extending the Season - Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardens - Thursday, July 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fresh veggies don't have to end with the start of fall! Join Master Gardeners Bill Dorman and Bud Marshall to learn how to prepare and plan for a fall and winter harvest of home grown fresh vegetables. The fee is $10.00. Call the Extension Office at 263-9226 to register.
Butterflies and Pollinators - Two Part Series
Butterflies - Saturday, July 20th 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - will be taught by Master Gardener Laurie Collins, who will show participants basic design principles and important requirements to maintain a successful butterfly garden. This class will discuss basic life cycle and review several butterflies found in our area. Special guest, Vaughn Erickson will do a presentation on the Monarch butterfly and how to rear butterflies. This workshop will end with a walk through the demonstration gardens to observe and identify visiting butterflies.
Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden - Saturday, August 17th 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Do you like chocolate, blueberries, apples, or almonds? Without pollinators these and many other foods would not exist. Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators in our area need your help. Join us as Master Gardener Laurie Collins guides you through identifying pollinators in our area, why they are in decline and what individuals can do to help. She will discuss easy basic design principles, plant selections and garden-ing practices for creating a successful pollinator garden.
The fee is $10.00 each class, or $15.00 if you register for both. Please call the Extension Office at 263-9226 to register.