PINE RIVER -- Cass County Home and Horticulture Extension Services will offer the following programs this spring. All programs are open to the public.
Anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to notify extension service in advance of the programs by calling (218) 587-8280 or toll free outside the Pine River area 866-587-8281. By pre-registering, extension can ensure adequate space and supplies will be provided for those attending.
Feb. 23 -- all day at Wadena Technical College, Creative Sewing Expo (pre-registration is required).
Feb. 26 -- 7 p.m. at Pine River Community Resource Center, Computer Gardening: gardening software, Internet resources, designing and recording your garden by Lyle Wignes.
March 4 -- 6:30 p.m. at Cass County Courthouse meeting room in Walker, Ornamental Grasses: Varieties for northern climate and how to grow by Candy Barthel.
March 11 -- 12:30 p.m. at Pine River Community Resource Center, Rock Gardening: types, shapes and appropriate plantings by Extension Educator Eleanor Burkett and Candy Barthel.
March 13 -- 2 p.m. at Union Congregational Church in Hackensack, Companion Gardening: matching plants in garden to increase yields and reduce insects by Mary Parrish.
April 2 -- 1:30 p.m. at Pine River Community Resource Center, Lawn Care Basics: how to get and keep weed-free lawn by Extension Educator Tom Hovde.
April 11 -- 10 a.m. at Walker American Legion, Day for Women: School Days Remembrances.
April 13 -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brainerd High School, Garden Expo: seed starting, container growing, perennial plants, lakeshore design, ornamental grasses, improving gardens by Cass and Crow Wing County master gardeners.
April 17 -- 1:30 p.m. at Union Congregational Church in Hackensack, Creating a Conservation Easement: What it is and how to plan and develop one by Beth Davies, Gary Lyall, Doug Sandstrom and John Vigen.
April 30 -- 10 a.m. at Pine River Community Resource Center, Successful Grilling: Safer, easier ways to cook it just right on a grill by Extension Educator Carol Burtness.
May 9 -- 6:30 p.m. at Pine River Community Resource Center, Wonders of Wildflowers: where to grow, how to prepare soil, select seeds for wildflower gardens by David Moe.
May 18 -- 9 a.m. at Hackensack Senior Center, Spring Mushroom Foray: how to identify and use wild mushrooms (one to two hour walk in woods) by David Moe and Anna Gerenday.
June 4 -- 10 a.m. at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve east of Hackensack, Home Council spring tour and picnic.
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