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April 2017

Volume Control & Bioretention Design – Oakdale, MN

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Washington Conservation District, 455 Hayward Ave N
Oakdale, MN 55128
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:00am 3:30pm Washington Conservation District Why should you attend? Learn how to design for volume control benefits and requirements using bioretention, infiltration and other techniques. This program will take you through the design process from site layout to construction observation. This seminar will qualify for 5.5 PDHs. Who should attend? This is a technical training for public and private engineers, Soil and Water Conservation District technical staff, and others involved in designing, reviewing, or inspecting stormwater…

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Chisago County Master Gardeners- Hugelkulture

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Branch Senior Center, 38790 6th Ave
North Branch, MN 55056
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Presented by Ruth Thunstrom, Isanti County Master Gardener Come learn about Hugelkulture gardening- the ultimate raised garden bed! A way of transforming logs, brush and garden wastes into a long term permaculture garden. http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/chisago/master-gardeners/article/2017-spring-series-classes **All classes are held at the Senior Center in North Branch and begin at 6pm. Make sure to download the attached brochure with all the information you need. And make sure to send in your registration right away to ensure you have a seat! Feel free…

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Annual Paola Plant Sale 2017

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
300 Baptiste Dr, Paola, KS, 300 Baptiste Dr
Paola, KS 66071 United States
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Extension Master Gardener sale includes annual bedding plants, vegetable seedlings, succulents and perennials. Exotic tropicals and unusual edible shrubs are also available. Native plants are featured and there will be over 20 species of butterfly caterpillar host plants, including Tropical Milkweed. All the plants are locally grown organically and are neonicotinoid-free.

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Spring Dreaming Workshop – Hugo, MN

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hugo City Hall, 14669 Fitzgerald Ave N
Hugo, MN 55038
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Monarchs on Aster

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program and Master Gardeners in Washington County invite you to join us for some Spring Dreaming! We are offering fun, informal workshops to help you with ideas and how-tos for your own property including: Small landscaping projects: incorporating gardens, natural areas, and spaces for play; Managing drainage and erosion issues using raingardens, swales, dry creeks while protecting water resources; Creating habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife on your property; Managing invasive species such as…

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Resilient Yards Workshop—Audobon Park

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Audubon Park Rec Center, 1320 29th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418 United States
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Unseasonably warm weather, long droughts and flooding rains are the new normal for spring and summer in Minnesota. Learn how your yard can adapt to and even help mitigate threats posed by these extreme weather events. Participants receive: An overview of Minnesota’s changing weather patterns and ways to minimize their impact in your yard by using alternative turf, raingardens, and other resilient-yard practices. 1 on 1 design assistance from Metro Blooms and Blue Thumb landscape designers and U of M…

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