NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Learning opportunites for gardeners in Northeast

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For Northeast gardeners Spring is in the air and thumbs are turning green as they explore envision possibilities by perusing seed catalogs and exploring learning options. The Northeast Library, 2200 Central Avenue NE offers a generous agenda of learning opportunities including these:

  • Saturday, March 17 – the greenest day of the year! A Master Gardener will present a Noontime program on “Growing Herbs in Minnesota.” The session will cover the use and importance of herbs in medicine, clothing dyes, crafts, teas and flavoring. The session is presented in collaboration with Hennepin County Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.
  • Saturday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. the Master Gardener program will focus on “Edible Landscapes.” By this date Northeast gardeners will have to put down the hoe long enough to learn about fruits, vegetables, berries and edible flowers that can be part of their home’s landscape design. Again, the program is a collaborative initiative with Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.
  • Organic gardeners will want to take advantage of a series of three sessions scheduled for Tuesday evenings, 6-8 p.m. on April 3, 10 and 17. This program is presented in partnership with East Side Food Coop. Presenter for all three sessions is Ann Mueller. Specifics are these: April 3: Make a Vegetable Garden – steps to plan and create an organic vegetable garden including the right site, composting and more. April 10: Native Plant Landscaping – how to choose the right plant for the right place and the secrets to maintaining “a showy, butterfly-attracting landscape.” April 17: Low-maintenance Gardening – focus on creating and maintaining a low-maintenance landscape, realistic hands-on advice on topics including taming existing aggressive plants, natural weed deterrents and problem solving.

All sessions are free and open to the public.

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