Living Legacy Gardens at Central Lakes Agricultural Center in Staples will host a Horticulture Evening on Aug. 13.
Garden-related workshops and walking tours are offered and vendors will be on hand to display and discuss products and services. There will be a silent auction. A meal will be served at 4:45 p.m.
Educational workshops offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m.:
• Growing Blueberries in Minnesota, Thaddeus McCamant, MnSCU Specialty Crops.
• The Right Plant in the Right Place, Kyle Schulz, Wadena County master gardener.
• Preserve Your Harvest: Build a Root Cellar, Duane Strack, LLG volunteer.
• Hostas and Shade Plants, Jean Johnson, East Ottertail master gardener.
• Growing and Using Herbs, Ron and Nancy Leasman - Leatherwood Vinegary.
• Gardening for Butterflies, Jerry Wenzel, retired educator.
• High Tunnel Gardening - Extend the Season, Terry Nennich, U of M Extension.
• Cooking with Local Foods (cooking demonstrations), Chef Chad Minor.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will provide free water testing for nitrates. Bring a half cup water sample from each well to be tested. Results will be immediately available.
Registration fee for the rain-or-shine event is $10 and includes the night meal.
Living Legacy Gardens is two miles north of the stoplights in Staples on County Road 30 and one-half mile west of the Staples campus of Central Lakes College on County Road 2.
The event is co-hosted by the University of Minnesota Central Region Partnership, the U of M Extension Service, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Staples-Motley Community Education.
For more information, call (218) 894-5161 or (800) 247-6836, ext. 5161.
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