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  • *NEW Home Lawn Care

    A healthy lawn is the best defense against weeds. Join Randy Nelson, University of Minnesota Extension Educator, Clay County to learn how to keep your lawn healthy and weed free. Topics that will be covered in the webinar include: • Mowing • Fertilizing • Watering • Seeding
  • Introduction to Native Pollinator Gardening

    Learn how to transform a section of your yard into a native garden to attract important pollinators. This two-day workshop is designed for beginners and focuses on what constitutes a pollinator habitat, the importance of landscaping with native plants, and the process of installing a garden from start to finish. A select number of native plants will be discussed. Participants will leave with the beginning of their design plan and a pollinator-friendly kit to get started. Second evening is held outside. Fee includes kit. Map for second evening's class is below.
  • 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. Please bring a drill (corded or cordless) and bits (1/8", 3/8", and 5/32") to class.. This workshop is hosted by Cass County Soil Conservation District, Clay 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. You will need a drill to install the rain barrel. Please bring a drill to the workshop. Participants can borrow a drill during the workshop, if needed. Fee includes all other supplies. Receive information about partial reimbursement available to Cass and Clay county residents upon completion of workshop. This workshop is hosted by River Keepers, Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Cass County Soil Conservation District.
  • 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. This class is a collaboration between Doubting Thomas Farms and Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota. Fee includes seeds and crowns.
  • Women’s Learning Circle Series Basics: Lawn Mowers AND Planters

    Take Part 1 and Part 2 at a discounted price. Bring your lunch and your questions for an informal discussion between classes.
  • Women’s Learning Circle Series Part 1: Basic Lawn Mower Maintenance

    This class for women, co-sponsored by RDO Equipment, is designed to teach the basic understandings of lawn mower and compact utility tractor maintenance. You will learn a little bit of everything from how to sharpen your blades to checking and changing the oil. The class will be taught by trained technicians Makenzie Lako and Emma Westman in a heated facility with all tools and machines provided. Please join us and other women while learning in a great community environment! Please come dressed in clothes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes. A snack will be provided. Scholarships are available by calling 218-284-3400.
  • Women’s Learning Circle Series Part 2: Planters

    Planters are a device used in agriculture that sows seeds for crops by positioning them in the soil and burying them to a specific depth. Learn the ins and outs of basic maintenance on a seed as well as tips on how to keep things going smoothly. This is a great skill for anyone with interest ranging from smaller to larger units. We will be in a large area with COVID-19 protocols in place. This class, taught by trained technicians Makenzie Lako and Emma Westman, and co-sponsored by RDO Equipment, The class will be held in a heated facility with all tools and machines provided. Please join us and other women while learning in a great community environment! Come dressed in clothes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes. A snack will be provided. Scholarships are available by contacting Community Education at 218-284-3400.