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Educational Programs and Resources

Spring Gardening Extravaganza

A two part gardening series on April 18th and 25th at the First United Methodist Church (Coppertop) in Duluth. 
Register for either day or both!


The April 18th program features:

  •    Top Flowering Perennials
  •    Bees & Native Pollinators
  •    Native and Pollinator Gardens
  •    Small Space Vegetable Gardens
  •    Low Input Eco-Friendly Lawns

Speakers:  Tom Kasper, Bob Olen, Dan Schutte, & Catherine Winter

The April 25th program features:

  •    Planning Your Edible Landscape
  •    Heirloom, Hybrid, & GMO Seed: Implications for Gardeners
  •    Soil Testing and the New Soil Science
  •    Small Fruits:  Strawberries, Raspberries & Blueberries
  •    Update on the Spotted Winged Drosophila
  •    Top Vegetable Varieties

Speakers:  Dr. Stephen Hedman, Kendall Dykhuis, & Bob Olen

The fee for each program is $25.

Click here for a registration form.

Credit card payment it now available. Click here to access the St. Louis County citizen portal and register to pay online. You may also register online and send a check to the County Extension Office. Once registered, an email will be send to you with mailing information. Please note that we cannot take credit card payments at the event.

Minnesota Gardening Calendar 2017


The new Minnesota Gardening calendar is now available for purchase at the Extension offices in Duluth and Virginia. The calendar features beautiful color photography, expert gardening advice for Minnesota gardeners, a planting guide, and more. It makes a perfect gift for new and experienced gardeners.


Horticulture Programs

Our horticulture offerings include spring workshops on gardening and landscape materials, commercial workshops on greenhouse production, small fruit production, vegetable production and nursery production, applied research on vegetable and small fruit varieties, and family education projects on home gardening as a means of improving diets.

Tune in to KDAL 610 radio on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to 9:00 am to hear Bob Olen of Extension talk about what you need to know to make your garden successful. Listeners are encouraged to call in with their questions.

To see a list of available gardening publications, please go to our Books and Publications page.


Gardening and Horticulture Mailing List

If so, please fill out and submit the form below. You will be notified of upcoming St. Louis County Extension gardening and horticulture programs and events. Please note that your information is kept within Extension and will not be shared with any other agency or business.

* Required
Garden Classes and Events Soil Testing Master Gardeners Variety Lists
Watch here for more information regarding registration for upcoming programs.

Have you missed an event?

We often have program materials available for purchase following events. Call our office for more details. Currently available:
Garden Fest Cookbooks $5.00 or $4.00 each when you purchase three or more

Spring Gardening Extravaganza Resource Books 2013 and 2014 editions are $10.00 and 2015 is $15

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