Brainerd Public Library Monthly Presentations

U OF M EXTENSION CROW WING COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS


2021/2022 Gardening Presentations at the Brainerd Public Library held remotely until further notice

Presentations are facilitated by certified U of M Extension Crow Wing Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose mission is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.

Register by calling the Brainerd Public Library at 218-829-5574 or clicking the link below

All CLASSES ARE FROM 12:00 NOON TO 1:00 PM

December 14, 2021: Jennifer Knutson presents “The Biblically Inspired Garden”. Creating an area in your garden for prayer, meditation, or as a memorial to a loved one or beloved pet is a way to provide a peaceful place for contemplation and reflection. Elements of a prayer or meditation garden will be presented as well as some of the plants that appear in the Bible that can be grown in Minnesota gardens.  Plants with “heavenly names” will be introduced, such as ‘Earth Angel’ Hosta and ‘Blessed Trinity’ Hemerocallis (daylily) for a biblically-inspired garden!

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DXatLiTuQF2jFf3hgncQow”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

 

January 11, 2022: Jennifer Knutson presents “An Invitation to the Garden: Creating the Perfect Setting for Outdoor Entertaining”. When planning an outdoor wedding, anniversary party, family reunion, graduation party, or other big event, you want the gardens surrounding the important occasion to look their best. Information will be presented on getting the landscape ready with flowering shrubs, long blooming perennials, reliable annuals, beautiful containers, and protecting it all from deer. Other important considerations for a big event will also be discussed, including creative lighting ideas. 

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fd8-J-mXSAyKbPDN4VN5Eg”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

 

February 8, 2022: Dan Lee presents “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.

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Do60IpypQ3eIGi4OTIRsBA”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

 

March 8, 2022: Jackie Burkey presents “Growing Hardy Roses Up North”. Learn how to grow beautiful roses that have been bred for our cold winters.  No need for the Minnesota Tip and lots of spraying – add color, texture, and even fragrance to your garden with a few simple hints and a look at many of the widely available cultivars.

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i8hjoo2DRgyn8QJjl7uZeA”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

 

April 12, 2022: Sally Jacobsen presents “Herbs”. Learn about the growth, harvest, and use of common culinary herbs.

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NqjfX3rTTiOvagagRwbjIQ”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

 

May 10, 2022: Jackie Burkey presents “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.

Register for this free Zoom webinar by clicking the link below:
https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T40RCNITQ4yVnGWm_5FQxw”
or by calling the library at (218)829-5574.