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Three Saturday Series

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on April 16th, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on April 23rd, 2022 at 10:00 am

Blue Earth County Library | Three Saturday Series

Join the Minnesota Valley Master Gardeners for three Saturdays of garden programs! Topics include landscapes, beneficial insects, herbs, flowers, and pests.

The April 9 and April 23 events will be in-person at the Blue Earth County Library. The April 16 event will be a virtual program broadcasted by the hour on KTV, Channel 181 on Spectrum, and Channel 7 on Consolidated.

All events are free and open to the public. There will be door prizes for the April 9 and April 23 in-person events.


April 9th Agenda (in-person at Library):

  • 10 a.m. – Registration
  • 10:30 a.m. – Urban and Rural Trees in a Changing Climate (Gary Wyatt, UMN Extension Educator, Forestry)
  • 12:00 p.m. – What Happened to Grandma’s Flowers? Reliable Alternatives for Shade Loving Impatiens (Joyce Wilcox, Nicollet County Master Gardener)
  • 12:45 p.m. – Cooking with Herbs (Brenda Langerud, Le Sueur County Master Gardener)

April 16th Agenda (virtually on TV):

  • 9 a.m. – Early Wildflowers, Hanging Baskets, and Saving Water with Rain Barrels
  • 10 a.m. – Sweet Potatoes, Square Foot Gardening, and the Smaller Bearded Iris
  • 11 a.m. – Composting, Maximizing Garden Space, and Violets Secret
  • 12:00 p.m. – Variety in the Vegetable Garden, and Primroses in MN Gardens
  • 1:00 p.m. – Growing Tomatoes, Peppers, and Groundcovers
  • 2:00 p.m. – Plant Names and Hardy Herbs
  • 3:00 p.m. – Invasive Species

April 23 Agenda (in-person at Library)

  • 10:00 a.m. – Registration
  • 10:30 a.m. – Planting for Pollinators (Karen Wright, Blue Earth County Master Gardener)
  • 12:00 p.m. – Promoting Beneficial Insects: Natural Pest Control! (Shane Bugeja, UMN Extension Educator, Blue Earth/Le Sueur Counties)


April 16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Blue Earth County Library
100 E Main St
Mankato, MN
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