By Katie Drewitz, U of M Extension
The Stearns County Extension Master Gardeners are excited to host their Gardening Knowledge for Free event again this year. It is never too early to start thinking about gardening. This event is open and free to any gardener or want-to-be gardener who is interested in expanding their knowledge. This year’s event will be Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud. Pre-registration is recommended. The day begins with refreshments at 8 a.m. Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the day will conclude by 11:30 a.m.
All courses will be taught by Stearns County Extension Master Gardeners who have expertise in the topic. We will have three sessions with two classes offered during each session from which you can choose. The 2020 session topics include:
Session A: 8:30 a.m.
1. Easy Shrubs for Your Home Landscape.
2. Grow a Garden to Attract Bees and Pollinators.
Session B: 9:30 a.m.
1. So You Want to Grow Veggies.
2. Growing and Caring for Orchids.
Session C: 10:30 a.m.
1. Grow a Garden to Attract Bees and Pollinators.
2. How to Start Seeds for Your Garden.
There is no charge for this event, but pre-registration is recommended. Register online at http://z.umn.edu/GKFF or call (320) 255-6169. At the time of registration, registrants will need to select one workshop from each session. Coffee and rolls will be available for a free-will donation.