Webinar series looks at gardening from the ground up

University of Minnesota Extension educators are excited to bring a webinar series that helps people achieve their gardening goals.

Gardening can be a fun pastime and an easier than expected way to grow some of your own food. (Pixabay photo)

When looking to start a garden or improve your current garden it is best to start from the ground and work up. That's why University of Minnesota Extension local educators are presenting the "Gardening from the Group Up" webinar series to help you achieve your garden goals.

The free webinar series will take place May 12-15, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. day day. Participants must pre-register for the series to receive the webinar links.

The webinar series will cover a wide variety of topics that are important for any gardener to understand. On Tuesday, Katie Drewitz and Robin Trott will cover soil and soil testing; Adam Austing and Troy Salzer will present on fertilizer and nutrient deficiencies on Wednesday; Thursday, Troy Salzer will teach the concept of cover crops; and Friday, Claire LaCanne and Shane Bugeja will go over beneficial insects.

To join one or all of the webinars, visit to register. You only need to register once to receive access to each topic.

Questions about the webinar series and for assistance with registration, call your local extension office. Residents in Stearns, Benton and Morrison Counties may email or call 320-255-6169 ext. 1.

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