Gardening workshops go online
In place of face-to-face events, the University of Minnesota Extension Service will offer online workshops for growers.
That includes a Fruit and Vegetable grower workshop focused on pests, diseases and pollinators, which will be offered as a live virtual workshop from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7.
The three presenters are:
- Annie Klodd, an Extension educator in fruit production, who will discuss the use of exclusion netting to deal with Spotted Wing Drosophila.
- Natalie Hoidal, an Extension educator in vegetable production, who will discuss disease prevention.
- University of Minnesota Apiculture technician Gary Reuter, who will discuss mutually beneficial habitats for pollinators and vegetable or fruit fields.
To gain access to this free workshop, register at z.umn.edu/veg or email Robin Trott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who would like to attend the workshop at a different time must also register. The workshop will be recorded and those who register will be sent the recording link after the live virtual workshop takes place.
The Blazing Trails Workshop, which examines food regulations, will also be offered online, but a date has not been set.