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  • *NEW Home Design for a Northern Climate

    Learn about building in a northern climate. We will discuss current trends and best practices for constructing homes in our extreme environment.
  • *NEW The Age of Asparagus

    This is the dawning of the age of asparagus, and we will learn how to grow this crop! We will dive into everything asparagus from choosing planting sites, looking at varieties, and expanding your knowledge of seed versus crowns. The class can help you identify markets for asparagus as well. It is a great perennials crop for new growers. Wear comfortable shoes; bring gardening gloves and water. We will provide hands-on learning, and you will take home some seeds and crowns. The Sustainable Farming Association will provide lunch. This class is a collaboration between Doubting Thomas Farms and Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota. Fee includes lunch, seeds and crowns.
  • Beyond Robins: Beginning Birding (Ages 7 and up)

    Thinking of taking up birding as a hobby? These birding basics will get you started. Want to identify birds? We will explore the new apps for identifying birds and look at some great field guides. We will talk about bird and hummingbird feeders, and you will build your own birdhouse. Get hooked on what is in your backyard. We will be out near the waterways so wear shoes that can get dirty. Bring your binoculars, but if you don’t have a pair you can use one of ours. Also bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen and a desire to be outside in the fresh air. This is a great family activity for ages 7 and up. Snacks provided. Sponsored by Audubon Dakota, Prairie Roots Food Cooperative, and Doubting Thomas Farms.
  • Make Your Own Compost Tumbler Workshop

    Learn the basics of composting and how to construct various composting systems. You’ll be guided through a step-by-step process to construct your very own compost tumbler to use at home. This class is held outside, so dress for the weather. Unless it’s raining heavily, the class will not be postponed. Come prepared to carry home an empty 55-gallon barrel compost tumbler. Fee includes supplies. Receive information about partial reimbursement available to Cass and Clay county residents upon completion of workshop. This workshop is hosted by Cass County Soil Conservation District, Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District, and River Keepers.
  • Make Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop

    Help protect the Red River’s water quality by making your own rain barrel. In addition to building your own rain barrel to take home, this workshop includes a short presentation to learn the basics of water quality and the effects of storm water runoff. This class is held outside, so dress for the weather. Unless it’s raining heavily, the class will not be postponed. Come prepared to carry home an empty 55-gallon drum. Fee includes supplies. Receive information about partial reimbursement available to Cass and Clay county residents upon completion of workshop. This workshop is hosted by Cass County Soil Conservation District, Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District, and River Keepers.
  • Square Foot Gardening

    Square Foot Gardening is based on the simple idea of planting in grids and not rows. The Square Foot Gardening system that was created by author Mel Bartholomew has been adapted by two full generations of enthusiastic gardeners who are looking for something very simple — more yield in less space. Brian Fuder is a certified Square Foot Gardening instructor, and this presentation will focus on planning and setting up your garden to ensure the best results. We will discuss location, construction, planting medium, and planting ideas.