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Hennepin County Library Hosts Master Gardener Series

There will be nine free programs in June at area Hennepin County libraries.

Hennepin County Master Gardeners will share their expertise and horticultural information on a variety of gardening topics at nine free programs in June at Hennepin County libraries.

Questions about weeds, soil, seeds, insects, and more? The Master Gardeners will answer your questions or refer you to great sources of information.

Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers who complete at least 48 hours of horticultural education at the university, 12 hours of continuing education, and 50 hours of volunteer service to become a certified Master Gardener.

The following Master Gardener programs are scheduled in June and presented in collaboration with Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.

For more information, call your local library or contact Hennepin County Library’s “Ask Us” service by visiting a library, texting hclib to 66746, phoning 612-543-KNOW (5669), or going online to www.hclib.org/askus

Master Gardener: Small Space Vegetable Gardening
Linden Hills Library
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.
Registration required. Register online or call 612-543-6825.
Learn to plan your space, use trellises, containers, wide-row or square-row, rounded beds and raised beds. 

Master Gardener: Growing Berries in Minnesota
Rockford Road Library
Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about selecting a growing site, the berries that grow well in our area (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), common diseases and how to preserve your produce.

Master Gardener: Edible Landscapes
Sumner Library
Saturday, June 16, 2 p.m.
Learn the how-to's of edible landscaping.

Master Gardener: Low Input Lawn Care (LILaC)
Augsburg Park Library
Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m.
Create a healthy lawn using LILaC techniques. Learn what LILaC is and its benefits: cost savings from using fewer lawn-care products, conservation of water and less mowing.

Master Gardener: Growing Herbs in Minnesota
Brooklyn Park Library
Monday, June 18, 7 p.m.
Registration required, begins May 21. Register online or call 612-543-6225.
Get to know the use and importance of herbs in our daily lives in terms of medicine, clothing dyes, crafts, teas and flavoring for our food.

Master Gardener: Best Plants for Tough Sites
Edina Library
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.
Explore the best plants for 30 tough sites such as alkaline and clay soils. Also covers boulevard and rain gardens, shrubs for shade, deer-resistant plants and plants that will survive under a walnut tree.

Master Gardener: Growing Herbs in Minnesota
St. Louis Park Library
Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m.
Get to know the use and importance of herbs in our daily lives in terms of medicine, clothing dyes, crafts, teas and flavoring for our food.

Master Gardener: Growing Berries in Minnesota
Pierre Bottineau Library
Thursday, June 21, 6 p.m.
Registration required, begins May 24. Register online or call 612-543-6850.
 Learn about selecting a growing site, the berries that grow well in our area (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), common diseases and how to preserve your produce.

Master Gardener: Rain Gardening
East Lake Library
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
Registration required. Register online or call 612-543-8425.
A rain garden is a bowl-shaped garden designed to absorb excess rainwater run-off from a house and its associated landscape.

Information provided by Hennepin County Library.

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