jOIN US FOR OUR 20TH YEAR!
GARDEN FEVER 2018:
BACK TO BASICS: Food, Native Plants and Pollinators
MARCH 3rd, 2018
8 am - 3 pm
Chaska Event Center
Corner of old Highway 212 and County Road 41
Download the full Garden Fever Brochure below
Back-2-Basics: Let's Talk about Growing Food, Planting Native Plants, and Helping Pollinators! The Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardeners will help you plan a yard of bounty, teach you the importance of incorporating native plants, and show you how to create a haven for pollinators; for yourself, your family, and your community! This day promises something for everyone; great speakers and topics, morning coffee and rolls, a delicious buffet lunch, door prizes, silent auction items, and garden-related products sold by local vendors.
Presentation Title from Theresa Rooney
Theresa is a lifelong, mostly self-taught gardener. She has been a Hennepin County Master Gardener since 2000. You can find Theresa talking all things gardening in her community, on WCCO ‘Smart Gardening’ with Denny Long (about 1x a month), on the State Fair Dirt stage or on the Northern Gardener stage at the Home and Garden Show. Theresa also writes for ‘Minnesota Gardening’ magazine and has just finished her first book ‘Humane Critter Control’. She gardens in her small, turf free yard in Minneapolis, growing lots of edible fruit/berries and herbs and veggies along with plants for the pollinators. Her yard is a certified National Wildlife Habitat. All of the gardens are watched over by her flock of chickens.
Growing and Using Herbs from Maren Christopher, Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener
Maren has served as a Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener since 2002, has served on the Master Gardener State Advisory Board and also currently serves on the Carver County Extension Committee. She owns a garden management business and is the executive producer of Master Your Garden, a series of gardening TV shows and education videos for the Zone 4 gardener.
Ways to Make Your Landscape Eco-Friendly from Rochelle Eastman, Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener.
Rochelle lives in Savage and has served as a Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener for seven years. She has volunteered many hours to the CSEMG hosted Library Garden Series which is held in the spring at both the Prior Lake and Savage Public Libraries. Since she retired, she finally has the time to play in her garden and enjoy what used to be rushed weekend chores.
Plant Seeds to Help Bees: Issues Facing Bees and the Importance of Good Forage
from Ana Heck, Beekeeper, Project Coordinator, and Grant Writer with the University of Minnesota Bee Lab’s Bee Squad
Ana learned how to keep bees in Nicaragua while apprenticing on an organic farm and working with a women's beekeeping cooperative. She joined the University of Minnesota Bee Squad in 2014, where she enjoys working with bees, beekeepers, and the public. Ana holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Philosophy and Spanish from Creighton University.
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Registration, Coffee and rolls
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Introduction/Welcome
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
A Walk Around My Edible Yard by Theresa Rooney
Theresa loves growing lots of edible fruit/berries and herbs and veggies. She will teach you how to incorporate food with flowers to make the most out of your space, and also ward off pesky insects by growing just the right flowers in your vegetable garden. Theresa's motto is, "I like being outside enjoying the fruits of my labor as I go."
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Silent Auction and Vendor Break
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Growing and Using Herbs by Maren Christopher
Growing herbs is easy and rewarding. Learn the basics of growing herbs, harvesting and preservation. Then be inspired with tips on how to use herbs in your kitchen and home.
You will leave with recipes and enthusiasm galore for growing your own herbs.
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Ways to Make Your Landscape Eco-Friendly by Rochelle Eastman
Making your garden environmentally friendly can sound like an overly complicated project. However, you’ll learn there are a multitude of simple, sound gardening practices that can easily be implemented to make your landscape more eco-friendly.
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Silent Auction and Vendor Break
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Plant Seeds to Help Bees: Issues Facing Bees and the Importance of Good Forage by Ana Heck
Minnesota is home to over 400 species of bees. Bees face several challenges, including pathogens, parasites, pesticides, and lack of pollen and nectar-rich flowers. University of Minnesota Bee Squad's Ana Heck will speak about the current issues facing bees, as well as opportunities to keep bees healthy.
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks, Door Prizes, and Silent Auciton Pick-Up
$35: checks by February 23 rd, 2018
$37: online by February 23 rd, 2018
$40: February 24 th – March 3 rd * online or walk-in
*On-line registration closes at 8:00 pm, Friday, March2 nd
Mail-in: Download, print and mail-in the event brochure below
Send a check to:
CARVER COUNTY EXTENSION
Attn: Garden Fever
11360 Hwy 212 W, Suite 4
Cologne, MN 55322
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