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The Hennepin County Master Gardener Garden Tour

The 2022 Hennepin County Master Gardener Volunteer Learning Garden Tour is back and set for July 9, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. It’s bigger and better than ever this year with 10 gardens in South Minneapolis which include neighborhoods in Richfield, Tangletown and Hiawatha. Mark your calendar. Even better, call your friends and family and get a group together, buy your tickets and get ready for a fun-filled day of gardening inspiration! Read more about The Hennepin County Master Gardener Garden Tour


The 2022 Greater Stillwater Chamber Community Showcase returns on Saturday, April 9th. An event designed to connect local businesses with the community! The Community Showcase includes exhibitors from local businesses, entertainment, kids activities and demonstrations. A fun-filled community and family event that you don't want to miss!
This family-friendly event is FREE to attend and will include local businesses

How to Grow the Best Garlic

Garlic is really easy to grow and if you plant it mid October, you’ll be rewarded with spring garlic, garlic scapes and garlic cloves throughout the whole summer next year. Come to this class to learn about soil preparation, garlic growing season, harvesting, curing and storing garlic. You will also learn the difference between hardneck and softneck varieties.

Instructor: Don Slinger Read more about How to Grow the Best Garlic

Chef Maggie Presents: Vegan Pantry

Being vegan doesn't have to mean buying a lot of specialty vegan products. In this class chef Maggie will show you what she likes to keep in her pantry, easy substitutions for common ingredients, and she will demonstrate two easy recipes you can make with pantry staples. 

Instructor: Maggie Wescott, chef/recipe creator/writer at www.alternativedish.com

This virtual class is kid-friendly and everyone is welcome to join! Read more about Chef Maggie Presents: Vegan Pantry

Home Composting

Learn the science behind and the benefits of home composting, including information on different composting methods, recommended compostable materials, and common uses of compost around the yard and garden. U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers are eager to share research-based gardening best practices that promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives with the people in their community.

Instructor: Ramsey County Master Gardener Read more about Home Composting

22nd Annual Artful Garden Tour

Enjoy some of the area’s finest gardens on this self-guided garden tour. Six beautiful gardens will be open for ticketed guests to explore. Tickets will be available on the days of the tour at the Historic Octagon House and at every garden on the tour. Stillwater artist Elaine Frederickson has created original floral artwork for the tour and limited edition print posters of her artwork will be available for purchase at the Octagon House. Also, for a nominal fee, the Hudson Trolley will provide alternate transportation for the tour on Sunday, June 27. Read more about 22nd Annual Artful Garden Tour


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