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Master Gardeners of Rice County: Horticulutre Day

2014 Gifts from the Garden...

Growing Herbs, Fruits & Bee-uty!

Join us....

Saturday, March 15th
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Buntrock Commons - St. Olaf College, Northfield

Cost $30 - includes continental breakfast, lunch and a sample of honey

8:30 a.m. - Registration

9 a.m. - DIY Garden Art - Let designer Eric Johnson teach you how to create art for your garden that's handmade, beautiful and not too expensive. Eric will demonstrate a project you can try at home.

10 a.m. - Growing & Preserving Herbs - Herbs add fragrance to the garden and taste to food. Dakota County Master Gardener Shari Mayer will offer insight into growing the herbs you love and preserving them for use all year.

12:30 p.m. - Bees, Fruit and a Few Surprises - University of Minnesota Extension Educator Karl Foord will give us the low-down on pollination and bees in this two-part talk. First, Karl will explain the relationship between bees and fruit. You may be surprised what is actually pollinating your apples, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.

After a short break, Karl will talk more about the crisis facing honeybees and native bees. He'll discuss possible causes and some solutions. The solutions, Karl says, are guaranteed to please gardeners.

Approved for 5 educational credit hours.


  • Door prizes throughout the day

  • Vendors on site

  • Silent Auction

  • Don't forget your honey sample courtesy of local apiculturist Mike Feist!
  • You can find the registration brochure at: http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/rice/ Deadline to register is March 7th and seating is limited.