Mon, Mar 11|
Location is TBD
March 11, 2024 "Growing Fruit in Small Spaces" and "Scott County's Winter Tree Sale, Fruit Trees Highlighted"
From a backyard setting to potted plants, from apples trees to strawberries, learn what options you have to grow fruit in a small space. Then learn about the low cost fruit trees, shrubs, plants, and seeds you can purchase from your county to add fruit bearing crops to your gardens.
Time & Location
Mar 11, 2024, 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Location is TBD
About the Event
"Growing Fruit in Small Spaces"
Madeline Wimmer is a Fruit Crops Educator with University of Minnesota Extension. Born and raised in Minnesota, Madeline is delighted to be working in her home state with growers ranging from backyard gardeners to farmers who grow fruit on a larger scale. She completed her B.S. and M.S. in horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is especially excited to work with new growers on a wide range of fruit crops such as apples, grapes, honeyberries, and strawberries.
Perennial fruitcrops contribute a wide range of benefits to your personal landscape- offering beautiful flowers during parts of the year, pollinators resources, and food for yourself and wildlife. Knowing how to best select and care for your chosen fruit crop can make or break the whole experience. Learn about these considerations during this presentation and come ready with your fruitful questions!
“Scott County Winter Tree Sale, Fruit Trees Highlighted”
Meghan Darley is the Natural Resource Specialist at the Scott Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD). A native of Duluth, Meghan earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. She currently oversees the Natural Landscaping programs which includes design and implementation of raingardens, pollinator plantings and lakeshore & prairie restorations. In addition, she coordinates the annual Tree, Native Plant & Seed Sales.
Every year, the Scott SWCD offers low cost, high-quality native trees, plants, wildflower seed mixes to help improve the quality and beauty of our natural landscapes. This presentation will share information on the 26 species of native trees and shrubs being offered in 2023, and will highlight the native species that produce edible fruits and berries.
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The evening schedule is:
6:15-6:55 Socialize and have a snack while you visit with your fellow members
8:00-8:45/9:00 Monthly buisness meeting