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.
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.