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Posted on: January 11, 2021

U of M Extension to Host Free Gardening Webinars Feb. 16-19

University of Minnesota Extension educators are excited to bring you the second annual Gardening from the Group Up webinar series to help you achieve your garden and lawn goals. This free webinar series will take place February 16-19, 2021 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. each afternoon. The series will cover a variety of topics that are important for any gardener (or homeowner with a yard) to understand. 

Tuesday, February 16: Starting a Garden from Scratch 

Set your garden up for success from the beginning. Extension Educators Troy Salzer (St. Louis County) and Claire LaCanne (Rice and Steele Counties) will discuss selecting a site for a new garden and preparing the site for your plants, as well as practices you can use to get your garden off to a good start.  

Wednesday, February 17: Selecting and Starting Plants for your Garden

February is the perfect time to plan your garden spaces. Join Extension Educators Robin Trott (Douglas County) and Shane Bugeja (Blue Earth and Le Sueur Counties) for a review of seed starting, plant propagation, and selecting the right plant for the right place.

Thursday, February 18: Tree and Shrub Maintenance 

From maples to lilacs to raspberries, most woody plants need occasional maintenance and pruning. Extension Educators Adam Austing (Wright County) and Karen Johnson (Meeker and McLeod Counties), will cover some of the best practices to keep plants in your yard healthy and beautiful.

Friday, February 19: Lawn Care and Pest Management 

Extension Educators Katie Drewitz (Stearns, Benton, and Morrison Counties) and Claire LaCanne (Rice and Steele Counties) will talk through best management practices for establishing and maintaining a lawn in Minnesota. Topics will include: seeding, mowing, fertilization, watering, and weed control. Methods for disease and insect pest management will also be discussed. 

To join us for all or one of these webinars, please go to to register. When you register, you can choose to attend one or multiple sessions. Pre-registration is required to receive the webinar link. Recordings of the webinars will be sent out at the conclusion of the series. 

If you have questions about the webinar series or need assistance with registration, please call your local Extension office. Residents in Wright County may contact Adam Austing at (320) 249-5929 or email

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