Free Master Gardener classes through the University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will take place at the Brainerd Public Library from April – September 2013. Monthly presentations are offered by certified university Extension Crow Wing County master gardeners will discuss subjects ranging from rain gardens to city chickens. Master gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily available, up-to-date research-based information. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.
Introduction to Rain Gardens will be presented by Extension Educator Jackie Froemming at noon Tuesday. Rain gardens are landscaped areas that manage storm water runoff. This presentation will cover the basics of designing and installing a rain garden. Pre-register by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574.
In August, the program will address the Art of the Kitchen Garden presented by Master Gardener JoAnn Weaver at noon Aug. 13 at the library. Register by calling 829-5574. Go to www.krls.org to see a full listing of upcoming gardening classes.