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Brainerd Public Library offers gardening class

"New Adventures in Vegetable Gardening" will be presented by Tracey Srock, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener at noon Tuesday, April 11, at the Brainerd Public...

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This program is for those who enjoy their vegetable garden, but are longing to grow something different. Srock will introduce participants to vegetables that are a little different than the standard choices people may have come to know and love. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration

"New Adventures in Vegetable Gardening" will be presented by Tracey Srock, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener at noon Tuesday, April 11, at the Brainerd Public

Library.

This program is for those who enjoy their vegetable garden, but are longing to grow something different. Srock will introduce participants to vegetables that are a little different than the standard choices people may have come to know and love.

Register for this free program by calling the library at 218-829-5574.

Free Master Gardener classes are available through the University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will take place at the Brainerd Public Library through December.

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Monthly presentations facilitated by certified UMN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will discuss subjects ranging from garden tools to gourds. Master gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. The Master Gardener Program educational effort is designed to enhance the public's quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment. Go to www.crowwingmastergardeners.org/ to find out more.

Upcoming classes at noon at the Brainerd Public Library include:

• May 9, "Edible Landscaping" with Jackie Burkey,

• June 13, "Miniature Gardens" with Jennifer Knutson,

• July 11, "Healthy Soil-Healthy Garden" with JoAnn Weaver,

• Aug. 8, "Water Wisely" with Coralee Fox,

• Sept. 12, "Dahlias" with Jackie Burkey,

• Oct. 10, "Beware: Within the Plant Kingdom Lurks Evil" with Jennifer Knutson,

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• Nov. 14, "Exploring the Medicinal Value of Common Herbs" with JoAnn Weaver,

• Dec. 12, "Shakespeare's Gardens" with JoAnn Weaver.

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