Home & Garden

11th Annual Planter Party and Workshop

Heidi Heiland will share ways to create your own plant containers with a unique assortment of beautiful plants and container embellishments to help connect with plants and nature to relieve stress, sharpen mental skills, and improve your overall wellbeing.

Horticulture Day: Garden Fever

Join the Carver-Scott Master Gardeners at the 16th annual horticulture and environmental education day. Topics covered include: sustainble gardening, garden art, bees in the garden, restoring ecological health to your landscape and much more. The event also includes vendor exhibits, door prizes, a silent auction and a buffet lunch.

Master Gardeners

Whether you’re a gardening novice or practically professional, there’s always a way to make your garden grow just a little bit better. This class, offered by Extension Carver/Scott Master Gardeners, focuses on vegetable gardens. Get tips on producing the best possible garden, whether you’re just starting out or looking to improve on what you’ve already done, and you’ll be totally ready by springtime. 952.227.1508.

Beekeeping at the Arboretum

Backyard bees are in vogue, and instructors from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab want to help you start and keep your bee colony happy. Saturday’s class covers the basics of getting started in beekeeping, while Sunday’s lesson will teach you to keep your bees healthy year after year, from dividing colonies to honey production. 952.443.1422.

Letting Go of the Overburdened Household

This workshop, hosted by Bill Blieseth, The Organizing Guy and Certified Professional Organizer, and Brenda Hartman, MSW, LICSW, focuses on how the accumulation of personal belongings resulting from everything from marriage or inheritance to ambitious shopping can lead to a home that ceases to function as a happy, healthy living environment.

The Science of Gardening: Plants from Seeds

Having trouble making your garden grow? Horticulturalist Jim Calkins and the Arboretum will help at this lecture and workshop, where you’ll learn about the biology of seeds, germination and more—well in advance of spring planting season. 952.443.1400.

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