University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County are holding two gardening sessions in August.

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, the topic is seed collecting, by Shauna Loxtercamp and Daisy Stahlberg. It’s easy to save seeds and save money. In the fall when seed heads dry you can harvest seeds from many flowers, herbs and vegetables like pumpkins and beans to use next spring. Just be sure the seeds are not from hybrid plants.

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Lowell Anderson will take up the benefits and fun of making sauerkraut at home. He will talk about the old-fashioned way of making your own sauerkraut, a healthy food, full of probiotics.

The one-hour lunch-time sessions start at noon, and are offered at no charge and no preregistration required. They are offered in conjunction with the Douglas County Library, and participants are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack to the library meeting room.

Bring your lunch or snack to the Douglas County Library Meeting Room and explore Minnesota gardening!

For more information, contact the local Extension office at 320-762-3890 or visit the office, which is down the hall from the Douglas County Library.