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Garden Fest 2016

October 18 at 5:30 pm.

St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Rd, Duluth

Join us in celebrating the Colorful Carrot!

  • Acclaimed chef, Dave Sullivan, Executive Chef, Rustic Inn CafĂ©, will share ways to prepare carrots in some delicious dishes.
  • Bob Olen will explore the history, cultivation, and storage of carrots.
  • Sample carrot recipe dishes prepared by the St. Louis County Master Gardeners
  • Carrot Dessert Contest judged by local celebrities.

Cost for the program is $25 per person. Registrants receive the 2016 Garden Fest Recipe Book & Resource Guide
Mail registration & payment to the address above. Make checks payable to
St. Louis County. Call 733-2870 or visit for more info.

Check-in for the program begins at 5 pm; program starts at 5:30.

Click here for a registration form.


Featured Publications

Garden Fest Cookbooks

Cookbooks from our Garden Fest educational programs are available for purchase!
Each cookbook focuses on a different garden ingredient and features tried and true recipes from the St. Louis County Extension Master Gardeners. The 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions all include gardening tips for the featured ingredient.
Cookbooks are $5 each or $4 each if you purchase three or more. The following nine cookbooks are available:  Potato, Tomato, Apple, Herb, Pumpkins and Squash, Root Veggies, Potatoes vs. Beets, Autumn Vegetables, Bountiful Beans, and Potato Fest. Cookbooks may be purchased at both the Duluth and Virginia Extension offices.

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.

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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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