A farmers market is being organized in Nowthen, with plans to open in June. “People have wanted this in Nowthen for a long time,” said Dennis Blake, one of the organizers. The first informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at Nowthen City Hall, 19800 Nowthen Blvd. The farmers market is [...]
The Sherburne County Master Gardeners 7th Annual Garden Expo will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 9. It will be held at the Big Lake High School, 501 Minnesota Ave. The expo will feature seminars, vendors, educational displays and door prizes. Fee is $25 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks, sessions and [...]
Orders for discounted rain barrels and compost bins are being accepted now for later pick up in Elk River. An Earth Machine compost bin is $55 and a rain barrel is $69 (not including sales tax). There are two types of rain barrels available, The Rain Catcher or The System. Go to www.recycleminnesota.org to see [...]
Learn how to make hot beds and cold frames to expand the growing season during an event at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 26. Fee is $15 or $12 for Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) members. Reservations are required, call 763-441-6896. Also coming up at the Kelley Farm: •1 [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor It’s called “A Harvest To Remember,” and it will be back again in 2011. The program was launched in 2010 by the historic Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River. It resulted in two community gardens planted by seniors and area youth. The produce was donated to the CAER food shelf [...]
Sherburne County Master Gardeners’ seventh annual Garden Expo will run from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, April 9. It will be held at the Big Lake High School, 501 Minnesota Ave. The expo will feature seminars, vendors, educational displays and door prizes. Fee is $25 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks, sessions and supplies. [...]
This time of year most gardeners are eager to start planning for the coming garden season. A sure way to think spring is to attend the seventh annual Garden Expo hosted by the Sherburne County Master Gardeners. This event is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Big Lake High School, [...]
Joan Steffend will be signing her new book, “… And She Sparkled” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at Reading Frenzy BookShop in Zimmerman. The book store is located at 12530 Fremont Ave. Steffend was a news anchor on KARE 11 and a host on Home & Garden TV.
Award-winning photographer Doug Ohman, author of “Cabins of Minnesota,” will share photos from his book and their stories from 6:30–8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at the Handke Center, 1170 Main St., Elk River. Cost is $15/individual or $25/couple. For more information or to register, go to www.728communityed.com or call 763-241-3520.