DUNN COUNTY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION
Spring begins with the Dunn County Master Gardener Association from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 3, at the Dunn County Services Building, 3001 U.S. 12, Menomonie.
Two speakers will focus on a variety of ways to plant a vegetable garden.
The cost is $8 until Friday or $10 after that or at the door. The cost includes materials, coffee, snacks and door prizes.
From 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Faye Ryszkiewicz will present Growing Edibles Without a Garden.
The program will feature a variety of edibles including vegetables, herbs and fruits with a splash of flowers in a wide variety of containers. Ryszkiewicz is the owner of Fryszki’s Country Gardens in Caryville.
From 10:45 a.m. to noon, Sandra Lindow will present a class on raised garden beds. Lasagna mulching and companion planting will be discussed, as well as pressure canning.
Poetry about gardening will be included. Lindow gardens using raised beds and French intensive techniques in her relatively small backyard. She has had hundreds of publications including seven collections.
The presentations are sponsored by the association and UW-Extension Dunn County office.
For more information on the seminar or to register, call 715-232-1636. More information is available at dunn.uwex.edu.
The homebuyers seminar will bring together experts who can help prospective homebuyers feel comfortable and confident about the home-buying process.
Experts will talk about working with a buyer’s agent, getting a mortgage pre-approval, buying versus renting and available home loan programs.
The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,March 6, at Eau Claire Realty, 3420 Mall Drive, Suite 4.
For more information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/ydxumn2t.
GARDENING WITH NATIVE GRASSES
The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and the Eau Claire Garden Club are teaming up to present Gardening with Native Grasses, an introduction to native grasses and how to build them into your landscape.
Native grasses are low-maintenance plants that provide many benefits to the surrounding environment.
The program will be from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday,March 15, at the library, 400 Eau Claire St.
Attendees will learnhow the grasses act as food and shelter for native creatures, design characteristics and site preferences of common native grass species, and the basics of installation and maintenance.
Presenter Diane Narem is a researcher in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Minnesota.
For information, call 715-839-5004 or email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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