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Watch Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Lee present “Raised Bed Gardening Demystified”

Raised Beds: What are they, what do they do, are they worth the effort? Learn raised bed garden basics including tips on location, design, and building. The only limit is your creativity.

WATCH the entire presentation here.


Watch Crow Wing Soil and Water Technician Adam Maleski present “Shoreline Health”

Join Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District staff as they share tips and tricks for plantings and practices to prevent erosion and improve water quality.

WATCH the entire presentation here.


Creative Master Gardeners Make Learning Stick

Crow Wing Master Gardener Volunteer Sally Jacobsen’s work leading the Youth Gardening 101 class was featured in the University of Minnesota Extension’s “Source” magazine.

 

READ the entire article here.

 


Giving Gardens Video

Talented Master Gardener Intern Chelsey Perkins made a video showing the impact of the Giving Gardens on Crow Wing County. Over 2,400 pounds of fresh vegetables were donated by Crow Wing Master Gardener Volunteers in 2022, learn more about the project and the types of volunteer work Master Gardeners do at the link below.

 

WATCH the entire video here.


Community Giving at the Northland Arboretum

The Gardening 101 area at the Northland Arboretum hosted an array of projects this past growing season, collectively called the Community Giving Project. Learn more about the Community Giving Project as featured in ArbLife. If you wish to read the ArbLife publication in its entirety, it can be found linked at the bottom of the Northland Arboretum “Education” page. (https://www.northlandarb.org/education).

 

READ the entire article here.


Ideal Corner Giving Garden

The Ideal Corner Giving Garden is making a difference in the northern part of Crow Wing County as featured in the Pine and Lakes Echo Journal.

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Watch Dr. Lee Frelich present “Jumping Worms”

Learn more about this emerging invasive pest, how to recognize it, the effect it has on soil, and how to stop the spread. This webinar is led by Professor Lee Frelich from The University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology.

WATCH the entire presentation here.


Lakeland PBS

Lakeland PBS featured the gardens at the Northland Arboretum.

WATCH the entire video here.


KSTP “Minnesota Live”

KSTP “Minnesota Live” aired a segment featuring Crow Wing projects and how to become a Master Gardener.

WATCH the clip 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.