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Gardening seminars this week in county

The St. Louis County Extension Service will present "Northern Gardens for Beauty and Health." After a long winter, gardeners are ready to till the soil and plant their landscapes. Animal damage to trees and shrubs was particularly severe this yea...

The St. Louis County Extension Service will present "Northern Gardens for Beauty and Health." After a long winter, gardeners are ready to till the soil and plant their landscapes. Animal damage to trees and shrubs was particularly severe this year, and many homeowners will be trying to repair damage and plant new trees and shrubs.

On Tuesday, "The Art and Science of Grafting, Planting & Protecting Trees" will demonstrate how to effectively repair severe animal damage. The program will also present the latest researc-based information on planting techniques and protection. This program will be held at Hermantown High School with registration at 5:30 p.m., and the program beginning at 6 p.m. The cost is $15.

On Friday, "Gardening for Good Health" will educate participants on the nutritious nature of fruits and vegetables and then show how to grow them in northeastern Minnesota. It goes without saying that for better exercise and nutrition people should be growing and consuming more from their gardens. Topics will include: vegetable production in northeast Minnesota; starting plants from seed; grow lights and seeding media; edible flowers and herbs; and growing specialty potatoes. This session will be held at the Clinton Town Hall in Iron with registration at 12 p.m. and the program beginning at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10.

Preregistration is recommended, but not required. Registrations will be accepted at the door. You can preregister for both programs at a cost of $20. For details, contact the St. Louis County Extension Office at 733-2870.

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