Gardening & Horticulture - General
Classes & Workshops

Grow your green thumb with helpful advice from industry experts, researchers and professionals! Learn best practices, useful tips, and proven techniques for keeping your yard and garden healthy and sustainable in Minnesota.


herbsphoto Oakley Originals/Flickr

Edible Garden Year: 10 Easy-to-Grow Herbs for the Kitchen Herb Garden

(150-03-01-18)
Thursday, March 1
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Theresa Mieseler, Shady Acres Herb Farm; and
Laura Vogel, Arboretum Adult Education Programs Manager


Herbs are a must for your edible garden, and who is better qualified to help you know what and how to grow than Theresa from the renowned Shady Acres Herb Farm? She will take you on a fascinating global journey discussing the history of herbs, then discuss what implications this has for what herbs grow well in our northern region. You will learn buying tips receive fascinating information on organic, non-gmo, and/or heirloom seeds and plants. Discover how to grow, store, dry and preserve the harvest. You will even do some sampling! By the end of the program, you'll be equipped with the knowledge you need to grow delicious herbs all season long. 
Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center

Sold Out! Add your name to the Wait List
$35 member/$47 non-member, includes Arboretum admission   


permaculturephoto Land by Hand 

Permaculture Design for Your Property

(200-03-03-18)
Saturdays, March 3, 10 and 17
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Cody Mastel, Owner, Designer and Educator at Land by Hand

Permaculture is an agriculture ecosystem that is designed to be sustainable and self-sufficient, and can be put into practice on properties of all sizes, from urban plots to hobby farms. With historical roots around the equator, this food growing method has made its way to the Midwest. In this three-part workshop, you and fellow food growers will explore the amazing abundance that can be created, tapped into, and harvested using this holistic process. You will begin with an introduction and overview of concepts, and move quickly into practical application for your own property: Cody will help you to develop a realistic permaculture design that you can implement at home. Each of the workshops will provide a balance of presentation and activities to help apply these tools towards students' current or future homesteads. You will be equipped with comprehensive handouts, resources, and plant lists for our growing zone. SUGGESTED: Bring a notebook and pencil
Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

$105 member/$140 non-member; includes Arboretum admission and all materials
COUPLES $155 member/$199 non-member; couples working on the same project
register


 

Get Growing: A Day of Garden Workshops

(150-03-17-18)
Saturday, March 17
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Various speakers

Level: beginner to intermediate
Cabin fever has hit and you are dreaming of your best yard yet for 2018, but who has time to learn everything? This day-long buffet of classes is the answer. In just one Saturday, gain useful tips, tricks, and inspiration in a wide range of gardening topics. Choose from sessions such as:

  • Growing a Pollinator Buffet
  • Sustainable Lawn & Turf
  • Beyond Basil, Rosemary and Thyme: Unique and Unexpected Herbs
  • Veggies for Small Spaces: Containers, Window Boxes and Raised Planters
  • Growing Grapevines at Home
  • Soil Science 101
  • Introduction to Garden Design
  • The Forever Garden
  • Container-grown Succulents
  • Water Gardening 101

You'll leave with a binder of handouts and bag full of plants, seeds, and other garden goodies- motivated and educated for the best garden season yet!

Learn More & View Session Descriptions


$95 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, coffee and breakfast treats, box lunch, a binder of handouts and bag full of plants, seeds, and other garden goodies!
register

kitchen gardeningphoto Rhonda Fleming Hayes 

Kitchen Gardening: A Bountiful Edible Landscape

(150-03-24-18)
Saturday, March 24
9:30 a.m. - noon

Rhonda Fleming Hayes, Author, Photographer, Gardener, Magazine Contributor

Kick your vegetable garden aesthetic up a notch! "Potager-style" kitchen gardens are historically from French Medieval times but have made a resurgence into modern garden trends by incorporating symmetrical geometrical beds with the vegetables planted in patterns or groups rather than in rows, often with flowers, fruit and herbs intermingled. Through gorgeous photographs and from her wealth of knowledge, Rhonda will walk you through the basic design of a potager. In this class, you will see how you can incorporate some or all of these ideas into your landscape that are useful for you. The garden can be compact or large as well as attractive. Rhonda will also share her tips for growing a successful and bountiful kitchen garden. You will leave with a comprehensive handout and inspiration to begin design improvements to your vegetable garden this spring!
Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

$38 member/$50 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission
register


photo Heidi's Lifestyle Gardens

The Latest Trends in Seasonal Container Gardening

(150-03-31-18)
Saturday, March 31
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Heidi Heiland, CEO: Heidi's Lifestyle Gardens and Heidi's GrowHaus, Certified Master Gardener, Certified Professional with the MNLA

Your containers greet friends and family to your home all year round- how do you make sure they're looking their seasonal best? Join Heidi Heiland to learn the latest trends for spring, summer, fall, winter and even a bonus fifth season! You will learn tips and tricks of container gardening including design, preparation and management. Attention is given to combinations of materials & unique products with primary focus on the main summer months. You'll leave with fascinating ideas for trying tips and techniques, plus inspiration to have the best year of container gardening yet! 
NOTE that this is lecture only; there is no hands-on portion to this class
Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab

$20 member/$35 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission
register


photo Jason Radthe

The Landscaped Room - Design for Outdoor Living 

(150-04-07-18)
Saturday, April 7
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Jason Rathe, Owner: Field Outdoor Spaces fieldoutdoorspaces.com; U of M Master's Degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design

At the center of every outdoor room is people. What do you DO in the space? How does it FEEL to be in the space? Jason Rathe explains the elements of designing outdoor rooms - whether it's a patio for dining, an outdoor living room with cushy furniture or an exploration space for kids. He will show how the right materials, layout, plant material and style choices come together to create outdoor spaces we love. Jason Rathe is owner of Field Outdoor Spaces where he has worked with homeowners to design and install landscape spaces that balance function and inspiration. He is passionate about all aspects of outdoor space design.
Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab

$35 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 
register


photo Brett Jordan

The Secrets of Tree Rings: What Our Trees Can Tell Us About the History of our Environment

(150-05-05-18)
Janet Sinner Endowed Horticultural Speaker Series
Saturday, May 5
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Alan Branhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticulture author
Brita Lorentzen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell Tree Rings Laboratory

In honor of the Arboretum's 60th anniversary and as the very first of the Janet Sinner Endowed Horticultural Speaker Series, join us to learn more about trees and time. We first learn about tree rings as children- one ring for each year of growth- but who really pays attention to these rings and why do they matter? Join Brita Lorentzen, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cornell Tree Ring Lab, and Alan Branhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticultural author, to learn what trees can tell us about the history of our environment! Brita will discuss her work as a dendrochronologist (a scientist who dates environmental change and archeological artifacts through tree rings), and overview her fascinating work with trees from the Midwest to the Mediterranean. You'll discover how tree rings can help scientists determine historic temperatures, rainfall, fire events, and even health of the ecosystem. Alan will share more about the ecological importance of trees, and highlight some of the historic trees at the Arboretum. You'll leave with a new appreciation for these gentle giants and what they've lived through, and a new understanding of how to help them continue to thrive.
Limit 150, Snyder Building - Snyder Auditorium

$10 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
register

 

Walking Workshop - The Secrets of Tree Rings: Discovering the Age and History of Arboretum Trees

(150-05-05-18-01)
Janet Sinner Endowed Horticultural Speaker Series
Saturday, May 5
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Alan Branhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticulture author
Brita Lorentzen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell Tree Rings Laboratory

In honor of the Arboretum's 60th anniversary and as the very first of the Janet Sinner Endowed Horticultural Speaker Series, join us to learn more about trees and time. The Arboretum has innumerable trees on its 1200+ acres, some of which are massive, historically significant, or predicted to be quite old... but how old exactly and why does it matter? Join Brita Lorentzen, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cornell Tree Ring Lab, and Alan Branhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticultural author, on a walking expedition as they scientifically take live core samples from several significant Arboretum trees. Alan will provide historic, botanical, and ecological background on each tree, and Brita will talk about the coring process. Observe the fascinating process by which Brita is able to determine the true age of each tree, and learn more about the tree's life as she interprets the rings. You'll leave with an enthusiasm for dendrochronology (the scientific method of dating tree rings), and a better appreciation for the environmental history our trees have experienced!
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: practical shoes for walking over uneven paths, and dress for the weather.
Limit 25, Snyder Building - Fireplace Room

$29 member/$44 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
register


photo Dwight Sipler/Flikr

 

A Living Herb Wreath to Grow and Use

(150-05-09-18)
Wednesday, May 9
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mary Beth Gullickson, Cedar Brook Garden Center, Horticulture Major in floral culture and landscape design.

Capture the magic of spring with a colorful, living wreath that is a symbol of great gardening, creativity and imagination. Display it on the deck or patio where it is easily accessible from the kitchen area and benefit from clipping fresh herbs from your wreath for cooking all season along. All materials are included for the wreath including an 18" wire base, soil, sphagnum moss and the plants. Makes a great Mother's Day gift!
BRING TO CLASS: pruning shears and optional gloves.
Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Shed

$65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register

soil

Edible Garden Year: Soils and Spring Planting

(150-05-10-18)
Thursday, May 10
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Laura Vogel, Arboretum Adult Education Programs Manager, and
Christy Marsden, Extension Master Gardener Education Manager


Before planting seeds and transplants in your garden, why not take a little time to consider the soil that needs to be nourishing these plants all season long? Begin with pre-class information on taking soil samples, if desired (tests available $17/sample at http://soiltest.cfans.umn.edu/testing-services/lawn-garden). During the class, Christy and Laura will discuss how to interpret soil test results, and different strategies for amending your garden beds to provide everything your edible plants need. You will then learn about how to harden off and properly plant transplants, as well as tips and tricks for direct-sowing seed. At the end of class, there will be a fun opportunity to exchange seedlings and seeds with classmates!
Limit 36, Tashjian Bee and Pollination Discovery Center

$35 member/$47 non-member, includes Arboretum admission 
register


photo Gergely Hideg/Flickr 

Create-Your-Own Kokedama: A Drop-in Mini Workshop

Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Are you interested in enhancing your "Origami in the Garden" experience? Drop by the Great Hall Balcony on select Saturday afternoons for a mini workshop! Kokedama is a Japanese variant of bonsai, in which live moss is essentially used as a container for another plant. These moss balls can hold many types of houseplants, from ferns to orchids. They are equally beautiful displayed on a table or suspended by your window and are easy to care for. Join Arboretum staff to learn more about this unique display technique, and then follow along step-by-step in creating your own kokedama to take home.

The drop-in workshop will take a half hour or less and you can arrive anytime within the time frames listed below. 

$15 fee per 4" kokedama and includes a helpful care sheet. Does not include Arboretum admission.

First come first served- limit 12 participants at a time.

PURCHASE OPTIONS: 

Same-Day Walk-In
Walk-in and pay in person at the project location 
First come first served- limit 12 participants at a time.

Reserve Online
Pre-Register your spot online (select a session below) by 9am Friday prior to the workshop and arrive at workshop any time between 2 and 4pm

(150-05-12-18)
Saturday, May 12
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

$15 per Kokedama 

Does not include Arboretum admission
Limit 90 total, 12 participants at a time, Picnic Shelter Area by the Learning Center
register

 

(150-06-09-18)
Saturday, June 9
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$15 per Kokedama 

Does not include Arboretum admission
Limit 60, 12 participants at a timeOswald Visitor Center - Visitor Center Balcony
register

 

(150-07-14-18)
Saturday, July 14
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$15 per Kokedama 

Does not include Arboretum admission
Limit 60, 12 participants at a timeOswald Visitor Center - Visitor Center Balcony
register

 

(150-09-15-18)
Saturday, September 15
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$15 per Kokedama 

Does not include Arboretum admission
Limit 60, 12 participants at a timeOswald Visitor Center - Visitor Center Balcony
register

 

(150-10-13-18)
Saturday, October 13
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$15 per Kokedama 

Does not include Arboretum admission
Limit 60, 12 participants at a timeOswald Visitor Center - Visitor Center Balcony
register



photo: Valerie/Flikr 

Birdcage Succulent Planter

(150-05-17-18)
Thursday, May 17
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Theresa Mieseler, Mieseler, Herb Grower and Consultant, Shady Acres Herb Farm

We're obsessed with succulents! They require little water and can be planted almost anywhere. With little more than succulents, a birdcage (old or new), sphagnum moss and soil, you can add a unique, whimsical splash of greenery to your garden. Class will include an overview of succulents, proper care and maintenance, and then enjoy filling your birdcage with delightful succulents selected by Theresa. Take your completed birdcage home to hang outdoors in your garden or on your patio. You can even keep the door open and watch the black capped chickadees perch on it! Bring your own birdcage to class, preferably one that opens from the top, measuring 14" or less in height and 10" in diameter. Birdcages can be found in vintage shops, garage sales, on Amazon.com, eBay, Craigslist, orientaltrading.com, Michaels stores (call first to check) and Michaels.com, homedepot.com, to name a few. All supplies are provided except the birdcage.
BRING TO CLASS: your birdcage, pruning shears and optional gardening gloves. 
Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Shed

$65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies except for birdcage 
register


Photo: mm 201/Shutterstock 

Plant a Window Box of Herbs

(150-05-23-18)
Wednesday, May 23
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mary Beth Gullickson, Cedar Brook Garden Center, horticulture Major in floral culture and landscape design.

Here's an easy way to garden even without a garden: Grow a good supply of tasty herbs in a window box! Filled with herbs, these containers are welcome partners for the kitchen, so you'll want to keep it nearby! Spend the evening creating and planting a movable garden using a window box--perfect for the balcony or an outdoor table. Receive care tips from a professional, and fill your window box with edible flowers and herbs including basil, rosemary, and thyme. Plants and planting materials will be provided, but not the containers.
BRING TO CLASS:
Your own favorite container, clay or plastic, measuring approximately 20"x8"
12" pot (make sure it has drainage holes), either clay or plastic
pruning shears
garden gloves (optional).
Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Shed

$65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies 
register

 
photo gluesticksblog.com

Make Your Own Fairy Garden

(150-06-07-18)
Thursday, June 7
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Noelle Mortensen, Southview Garden Center, Owner

Enjoy gardening in miniature! Once you've mastered the art, you can continue the fun at home as you explore nature and engage your imagination. Noelle is an expert in the fairy world since she has been conducting fairy classes and festivals for many years. She will walk you through the basics of making and caring for a fairy garden, then guide you step-by-step as you make a garden of your own. Included in the fee are the raw materials you need to make an approximately 12" diameter container fairy garden, including miniature plants and garden accessories. With proper care your fairy garden will continue to grow and last a long time enjoyed outdoors or indoors by a sunny window. See link for all that is included in this fairy garden project! As an option there will be fairies for sale and if you choose to do so you can purchase your own fairy ($9.99).
Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Shed

BRING TO CLASS: your own favorite fairy garden container, clay or plastic, measuring approximately 12" (make sure it has drainage holes)

SUGGESTED (optional): pruning shears, garden gloves, trinkets, fairies, or other miniature accents from your own collection

View included Supplies

$65 member/$80 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies except for the container ($9.99 fairy purchase optional)

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Edible Garden Year: Water, Weeds and Pests

(150-06-21-18)
Thursday, June 21
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Laura Vogel, Arboretum Adult Education Programs Manager, and
Christy Marsden, Extension Master Gardener Education Manager


It's summer time and perhaps that vegetable garden is getting away from you... join Christy and Laura to learn some handy tips on how to best manage the hot, weedy, buggy part of the season. Prior to class, make sure to document (with notes, photos, or samples) any bug or disease problems you have noticed with your vegetable plants. Class will begin with an introduction to some common insect and disease damage and their solutions, then move into Q&A with your particular challenges. Afterward, you will learn some great techniques to suppress weeds and manage moisture. You will depart with a boost of knowledge that should carry you straight through to the harvest time!
Limit 36, Tashjian Bee and Pollination Discovery Center

$35 member/$47 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
register


photo: Land by Hand

Growing Mushrooms Outdoors via Log Inoculation

(200-06-24-18)
Sunday, June 24
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cody Mastel, Owner, Designer and Educator at Land by Hand

If you have ever taken a walk in the woods, chances are you've seen fungi growing on fallen logs. Wood is a natural medium to grow mushrooms, and has been used for centuries! Cody will start with an introduction to the biology and historical background of this cultivation method. Then you and your fellow mushroom aficionados will inoculate your own hardwood logs by drilling holes and introducing mushroom mycelium, such as shiitake and oysters, to the openings. Once the wood is fully colonized after 5-10 months, the log will begin to fruit naturally. Cody will discuss ongoing maintenance, troubleshooting, and harvest. You will leave with an inoculated log and a comprehensive handout.
Limit 18, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

$65 member/$80 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register

 

Bundle and Save!
Fungi Cultivation 3-class bundle
(200-FUNGI-18)

$180 member/$216 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies


FREE CLASS!

Planting for Pollinators

Master Gardener, University of Minnesota Extension

Extend your visit at the Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center with a FREE class! Are you interested in creating healthy pollinator habitats in your community, yard, or on your patio? Join other environmental enthusiasts as you dive into the science of pollination with U of M Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, and discover what types of flowers, plants, and habitat bring pollinators to the garden. You will learn how to identify the pollinators you will see in the neighborhood, and develop an understanding of the threat they face in our communities. At the end of the presentation, you'll leave feeling empowered and inspired to create pollinator-friendly habitats in your community!
Free; registration required.
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT: pen and paper

(150-06-23-18)
Saturday, June 23
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Limit 25, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - Honey House
Free, does not include Arboretum admission
register

 

(150-06-23-18-01)
Saturday, June 23
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Limit 25, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - Honey House
Free, does not include Arboretum admission
register

 

(150-07-28-18)
Saturday, July 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Limit 70, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
Free, does not include Arboretum admission
register

 

(150-07-28-18-01)
Saturday, July 28
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Limit 70, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
Free, does not include Arboretum admission
register

 

(150-08-25-18)
Saturday, August 25
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Limit 25, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - Honey House
Free, does not include Arboretum admission
register

 

(150-08-25-18-01)
Saturday, August 25
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Limit 25, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - Honey House
Free, does not include Arboretum admission
register

 

(150-09-22-18)
Saturday, September 22
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Limit 70, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
Free, does not include Arboretum admission
register

 

(150-09-22-18-01)
Saturday, September 22
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Limit 70, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
Free, does not include Arboretum admission
register



Photo Don Olson

Floral Foraging: Creating Arrangements from Local Sources

(150-07-21-18)
Saturday, July 21
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Nina Wiskus and Channing Baker, Co-owners, Bloomfield Floral Designs

It's the peak of bloom-time in your garden; so ditch those high carbon-footprint exotic flowers from the grocery store in favor of local, more sustainable blooms! Join other floral aficionados for a class on Minnesota cut flowers- from the ground up! Robin Trott, owner and grower at Prairie Garden Farm, will start by discussing her local cut flower business, and share a few tips and tricks for growing your own. Then you will learn how to create spontaneous, innovative arrangements from your own backyard, while working with Channing and Nina of Bloomfield Floral Design, and cut material from Prairie Garden Farm and the Arboretum! Flowers may include amaranthus, bells of Ireland, zinnias, and celosia, but will depend on the season. You will leave with new ideas to enjoy your garden's blooms, a comprehensive handout, and a vibrant summer table arrangement (~24" long x 18" wide) in a container to keep. 
SUGGESTED: gloves, floral snips, and a box to carry the arrangement home in.
Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab

$89 member/$105 non-member fee includes Arboretum admission and all supplies 
register


Photo: Frank Meuschke

Growing Mushrooms Indoors with Buckets

(200-07-22-18)
Sunday, July 22
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cody Mastel, Owner, Designer and Educator at Land by Hand

Growing mushrooms inside allows you to have better control over the environment, and grow these delicious fungi year-round in our Minnesota climate. Cody will start with an introduction to the biology of mushrooms and the theory of indoor mushroom cultivation. You will then drill holes in a five gallon bucket, sterilize and prepare the straw medium, and inoculate with oyster, reishi, or lion's mane mushrooms. Cody will discuss ongoing maintenance, troubleshooting, and harvest. You will leave with an inoculated bucket and a comprehensive handout. 
Limit 18, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

$65 member/$80 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register

 

Bundle and Save!
Fungi Cultivation 3-class bundle
(200-FUNGI-18)

$180 member/$216 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies


 

Wine Cap Cultivation and Bed Inoculation

(200-08-19-18)
Sunday, August 19
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cody Mastel, Owner, Designer and Educator at Land by Hand

A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, Wine Cap mushrooms have a beautiful burgundy cap and have a nutty flavor that works well for braising, grilling, and sautéing. It is also grows naturally on outdoor beds of woody debris. Learn how to properly locate a small bed in your own backyard (4'x4'), what substrates to use, how to prepare the site, and when to harvest. Cody will explain the biology and cultivation of this species as you and other mushroom enthusiasts watch demonstrations of techniques, and see the finished product. You will leave with wine cap inoculant to try at home, as well as a comprehensive handout.
Limit 18, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

$65 member/$80 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register

 

Bundle and Save!
Fungi Cultivation 3-class bundle
(200-FUNGI-18)

$180 member/$216 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies  


Edible Garden Year: Harvest and Preservation

Select a session:

(150-08-23-18)
Thursday, August 23 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.* 
*Edible Garden Year BUNDLE participants will attend this session

(150-08-30-18)
Thursday, August 30
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Laura Vogel, Arboretum Adult Education Programs Manager, and
Christy Marsden, Extension Master Gardener Education Manager

Successfully grown vegetable plants can often mean you now have bushels of beautiful produce on your hands- what to do with them? Christy and Laura will talk you through the basics of proper harvesting: when to pick, what to refrigerate, how to cure, and more. Then we'll be joined by University of Minnesota Extension experts to learn more about safe preservation techniques, from canning to drying. There will be samples, of course, and students are encouraged to bring surplus produce to share with one another at the end of class!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center

2 Spots left! 
Thursday, August 23
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
$35 member/$47 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission 
register

 

Thursday, August 30
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

$35 member/$47 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission 



 

 


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          Fungi & Mushrooms
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Schoolyard Gardens Conference
          Master Gardener Regional Conference
Pollinators
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting
          Beekeeping
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
          Drawing
          Painting
          Sculpting & Sculpture
          Crafts
          Jewelry & Wearable Art
          Mixed Media
          Fiber Arts & Embroidery
          Botanical/Floral Design
         
Willow Furniture
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
          Photography
Food & Wine Classes
          Dine with a Chef
          Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
          Wine
          Herbs
Health & Home

          Natural Soap & Beauty
          Healthy Living
          Herbs
          
Shinrin-yoku
          Book Club
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Willow Furniture
Nature Appreciation
          Birds
          Naturalist-Guided Walks
          Shinrin-yoku
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          Animal-Assisted Interventions Trainings
          
Shinrin-yoku


 

Education Staff Bios
Click here to see brief profiles of Arboretum Education staff members.