If you're really feeling the itch in your green thumb, there are some events and classes coming up you might want to know about, starting with one happening tonight. All of these Twin Cities
events can be found and registered for at the Minneapolis Community Education website (these were under Gardening):
Low Input Lawn Care.
Reduce the use of lawn care products, water, time and labor involved in maintaining a healthy lawn. The cost to attend it $15 and it is occurring at the Winnetka Learning Center, 7940 55th Avenue N. in New Hope, MN. It is taking place on Tuesday, April 14, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Creating a Landscape Plan for Your Home.
This is a six-session class that costs between $110 and $130 and requires advanced registration. The first session takes place at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive in Chaska, MN, on April 16 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Managing Yard Waste and Composting.
Pretty self-explanatory. The price is $15. It takes place at the Plymouth Middle School at 10011 36th Av. N. in Plymouth, MN on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 pm.
Native Ferns for Our Gardens and Landscapes.
Tom Bittinger of Midwest Native Ferns will speak at the Twin Cities Chapter Wild Ones meeting. This free event takes place on Tuesday, April 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm at the Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr. in Richfield, MN.
Pruning and Care for Trees and Shrubs.
Again, pretty straighforwrd. It costs $15 and takes place at Lake Harriet, 4912 Vincent Av. S in Minneapolis, MN. The class occurs on April 22 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Raving About Rain Gardens
. Learn how to start a rain garden. Reservations required. It takes place on Wednesday, April 22, at 6:30 pm and the cost is $19. The place to be is Burnsville High School, 600 E. Hwy. 13 in Burnsville, MN. (See Also: Green Thumbs for Blue Lakes)