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EOTC Horticulture Day planned March 16

Published 9:16am Thursday, February 21, 2013 Updated 11:19am Thursday, February 21, 2013


The 26th East Otter Tail County Horticulture Day is planned Saturday, March 16 at the Prairie Wind Middle School.

Cost will be $25 which includes the Keynote Speaker and four classroom sessions plus handouts, lunch, Vendor shopping, coffee and refreshments.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the Keynote Speaker, Jackie Froemming, Extension Educator from Crow Wing County, speaking at 9 a.m. on The Weekend Gardener: Horticulture for Busy People. Classes start at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. No pre-registration is required. Door prizes will be available at noon.

Participants will have a wonderful selection of classes again this year with 24 different speakers talking about anything from Bird Feeding, Fairy Gardens, Tomatoes, Butterflies, Native Grasses, Lawn Care, Daylilies, Perennials and Annuals, to Growing Vegetables and Preserving Your Bounty. We also have Ron and Betsey Smith speaking on Soils and Square Foot Gardening.

Contact Vicki Schwanke at the University of Minnesota Extension Office, New York Mills: for a brochure or call 218-385-5420.

The Horticulture Day is sponsored and hosted by the East Otter Tail County Master Gardeners, Lady Slipper Garden Club and the University of Minnesota Extension Office.

We have several new Vendors this year — come and check them out.

If you wish to come as a Vendor – please contact Vicki at the Extension Office (218-385-5420).

We hope to see all of you on March 16.

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