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G101 Gardening for Adults

Do you want to learn how to grow your own food and flowers? You don’t need to be an expert, we’ll teach you!

Crow Wing County Master Gardeners, in conjunction with the Northland Arboretum, will share where, when, what and how to plant a garden that produces food and flowers to share with your family and friends. The class series includes “hands-on” instruction in your own garden plot at the Northland Arboretum with the seeds and plants you select to grow. Simple recipes will be shared throughout the season. The class is open to any experience level.

READ more here.


G101 Gardening for Youth

Grow your own food!

Learn gardening basics from local U of MN Extension Master Gardeners. We’ll show you how to plan, plant, harvest, and eat what you grow. The class will give you “hands-on” instruction and plenty of time to work at your own garden plot.

READ more here.


Watch Master Gardener Volunteer Jackie Burkey present “Edible Landscaping”

Learn some of the how and why of turning your growing space into an Edible Landscape. Combine fruits, vegetables, and herbs with your trees, shrubs, and flowers to liven up anything from your patio to your entire yard.

WATCH the entire presentation here.

 


University of Minnesota Extension Newsletter Features Jennifer Knutson

Crow Wing County Master Gardener Volunteer Jennifer Knutson was featured on the University of Minnesota Extension website.

READ the entire article here.


Master Gardener Volunteer Coralee Fox’s Gardens Featured in Star Tribune

Master Gardener Volunteer Coralee Fox’s expansive garden was featured in the Star Tribune as one of the most beautiful in the state.

READ the entire article here.


From Giving Gardens to Community Giving Project

Learn more about this impactful project at the Northland Arboretum in this article by Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Lee, as featured in ArbLife.

READ the entire article here.


The Brainerd Dispatch features Giving Gardens Harvest

The Brainerd Dispatch visited the Giving Gardens at the Northland Arboretum for final harvest and tallying of the total poundage donated in 2021.

READ the entire article here.


Lakeland Public Television – Community Giving Project Feature

The Crow Wing County Master Gardener Volunteers work at the Northland Arboretum was recently featured on Lakeland Public Television.

WATCH the entire feature here.


The Brainerd Dispatch and Pine & Lakes – Community Giving Project Article

An initiative of the Crow Wing County Master Gardener Volunteers was recently featured in the Brainerd Dispatch.

READ the entire article here.


The Star Tribune – Master Gardener Spotlight

Crow Wing County Master Gardener Volunteer Coralee Fox’s gardens and ground were recently featured in the Star Tribune.

READ the entire article here.


Giving Gardens at Northland Arboretum in 2020

Gardening 101 for Youth and Adults was canceled in 2020 due to COVID. The Crow Wing County Master Gardeners established ‘Giving Gardens’ in order to still utilize that valuable space at the Northland Arboretum. All produce grown in these gardens will be donated to the community. In addition, to help those who may be starting vegetable gardens for the first time, the Master Gardeners have developed “Garden Guides” fact sheets. Reference them on our website here.

Thanks to Brainerd Lakes Area Relief, Crow Wing Energized, and Whole Kids for helping to make this project a success and for the funds to make some much needed improvements to the gardens. The Master Gardeners hope to resume Gardening 101 in 2021.

READ MORE about the Giving Gardens at the Northland Arboretum: Here’s a wonderful article from the Brainerd Dispatch.


Youth and Adult/Veteran Gardening

READ MORE ABOUT THIS YEAR’S YOUTH AND ADULT/VETERAN GARDENING 101 CLASS: Here’s a wonderful Extension Highlight written by: Tracey Srock, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteer in Crow Wing County; Dan Lee and Jennifer Lee, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener interns.

Check out this great article from the Brainerd Dispatch for more information on Gardening 101.