Thursday, March 4, 2010

Anticipate gardening season at a U of M Horticulture Day

Get ready for greener days of spring. Through April, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners will host nearly 20 different “Horticulture Day” events across the state. To locate an event near you, visit and click on “Horticulture Day.”

Horticulture Day speakers are University of Minnesota faculty, green industry experts and Extension-trained Master Gardeners who will bring information on the latest trends and topics for gardens and home landscapes. The events will give participants a break from the snow and slush while beginning to think about their 2010 gardens. In addition to a full slate of workshops, most events feature demonstrations, displays and Master Gardener booths to answer horticulture questions.

Whether your interest is growing your own vegetables and fruits, installing environmentally friendly landscapes, dealing with pests like the emerald ash borer, or learning about the latest varieties of annuals and perennials, there will be fun and learning opportunities for the novice and the experienced gardener alike.

Registration and admission costs vary depending on location and whether a meal is provided. For more Extension gardening resources, visit

As volunteers, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners perform at least 25 hours of work in their communities each year, helping with public projects and sharing their learning with other gardeners. For more information on becoming a Master Gardener, visit

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