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Gardening classes to be held at Brainerd Public Library

For the first time University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners are partnering with the Brainerd Public Library to offer adult and youth classes.

Most of the adult classes will be held at noon and are Edible Landscaping facilitated by Jackie Burkey to be held May 14; City Chickens: Keeping a Backyard Flock facilitated by JoAnn Weaver, June 11; Introduction to Rain Gardens facilitated by Jackie Froemming, July 9; The Art of the Kitchen Garden facilitated by JoAnn Weaver, August 13; and then Low-Maintenance Gardening facilitated by Froemming, at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10. 

The youth classes will begin at 2 p.m. and are Terrariums by Debby Floerchinger on June 12; Kids Can Compost Too by Weaver on June 26; Worm Composting by Burkey on July 10; and Fairy Gardens by Tina Dunlap on July 17. The youth presentations are offered as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. 

Both adult and youth classes are free but pre-registration is suggested. To reserve a spot please call the Brainerd Public Library at 829-5574.  For information about the classes contact Froemming, Extension Educator, at 824-1068 or at

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