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Horticulture Day is sign that spring is coming

Published 8:01am Monday, March 10, 2014

Garden  enthusiasts of all kinds will come together at Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham,  on Saturday, March 15, for the 27th Annual East Otter Tail Horticulture Day.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the keynote starts at 9 a.m. 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.

Meleah Maynard, the Everyday Gardener, will kick off the event with tips and tricks to “Decode Garden Advice,” based upon her book, Decoding Gardening Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations.

Attendees can then choose four additional classes to attend throughout the day, taught by Master Gardeners, horticulturists and other experts. Participants will have a selection of classes, including everything from Bird Feeding, Frugal Gardening, Attracting Wildlife While Maintaining Your Garden, Tomatoes, Perennials and Annuals, to Growing Vegetables, Straw Bale Gardening and Adding Whimsy to your Garden.

The cost is $25 per person, which includes the keynote speaker and four classroom sessions plus informational handouts, lunch, vendor shopping, including several new vendors, coffee and refreshments.

Horticulture Day is sponsored by the East Otter Tail County Master Gardeners, Lady Slipper Garden Club and the University of Minnesota Extension Office. Interested vendors should contact Vicki at the Extension Office 218-385-5420 to make arrangements to participate.

Questions about the event in general may also be addressed to Vicki at the Extension Office.

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