Garden Fest 2019
The Italian Garden
Celebrate the Fall season by learning how to prepare your garden vegetables for canning, freezing, and eating!
Featuring the cooking expertise of Mary Kay Berarducci of Va Bene Caffe, horticulturist Bob Olen's gardening insights, and canning and freezing techniques with Extension's Nicole Kudrle. Taste test fabulous Italian dishes by our Master Gardeners. Registrants can even enter our Italian cooking contest!
The program cost is $23 and includes a copy of the 2019 Garden Fest Recipe Book & Resource Guide.
Payment is required to confirm your registration. Register and pay online here. For registration by mail, send a check to St. Louis County Extension, AP Cook Building, 2503 Rice Lake Rd, Duluth, MN 55811. Make checks payable to "St. Louis County."
To download a registration form click here.
Fruit & Vegetable Variety Lists for 2019
Wondering what grows best in the Northland? Check out the newly updated Fruit Varieties for Northern Minnesota and Vegetable Varieties for Northern Minnesota publications available now at our Extension Offices in Duluth and Virginia. Recommendations for varieties are based on varietal trials happening throughout our county. Lists are updated each year.
Vegetable Varieties for Northern Minnesota $4
Fruit Varieties for Northern Minnesota $3
The Extension Office offers horticulture events that 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. Extension also makes materials available related to gardening, agricultural, and horticultural topics.
Click here to view the latest horticulture programs and events in St. Louis County.
Tune in for Gardening Advice
Listen 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.
For more gardening advice tune in to Great Gardening on PBS North to watch Bob Olen and Tom Kasper answer viewer questions live and share their garden expertise. You can find the show schedule here.
Master Gardener Program
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program trains volunteers to educate and inform people in their communities about horticulture.
Click here for more info about becoming an Extension Master Gardener Program in St. Louis County.
If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, please contact the Extension Office in Duluth at 218-733-2870 or the Extension Office in Virginia at 218-749-7120.