Ready to grow? Join any of our live, upcoming webinars or dig into our archives of pre-recorded presentations below ($8 each). Click on any topic and gain instant access to info from trusted cold-climate gardening pros.
How to Grow & Harvest Garlic in the North
It's easy! Learn when to plant garlic, which varieties grow best in cold climates and how to harvest.
How to Take Great Garden Photos
Discover your garden through a camera lens and learn tips and tricks on how to take amazing photos in various weather and light conditions and all seasons.
Growing Culinary Ginger
Ready to grow a bumper crop? Expert grower Melissa Driscoll shares her best tips for successfully growing and harvesting baby ginger in your home garden (outside in Minnesota!).
Planting a Garden with Seed Saving in Mind
The process of saving seeds starts with planting the best seeds for saving. Learn the steps to grow a successful crop and collect seeds.
Crop rotation, companion planting, successions... our community programs director Courtney Tchida explains how to create a plan for your growing space.
Psst! We're sharing our top tips for seed selection, soil mixes, flats, pots, lighting, temperature and fertilizers for best growth.
From arugula to zucchini (plus fruits, herbs and edible flowers!), discover what foods you can grow in cold climates.
Veggie Garden Pest Management
Protect your harvest! Learn how to manage squash vine borers, flea beetles cabbage loopers and other pests that vegetable plants attract.
Cover Crops and Soil Fertility
Our community programs director Courtney Tchida digs into fall garden prep and cover crops, sharing ways to prepare your growing area for spring.
Ginny Black of the MN Composting Council has been composting in her backyard for 20 years. She explains how you can turn your food scraps and yard debris into a healthy growing medium.
Sowing seeds outdoors in winter (yes, in the Upper Midwest!) is easy, rewarding and inexpensive. Learn how to make mini greenhouses from recyclables around the house and continue growing all winter.
Growing Dahlias: Part 1
Pro Dahlia Del shares his best practices around caring for these garden stunners from January through June.
Growing Dahlias: Part 2
Learn about late-season dahlia care from the expert, Dahlia Del, himself. Part 2 focuses on what to do July through December.
Learn a variety of buckthorn control techniques and best management practices from the pros. Sink less time and money into restoring native woodland plant and wildlife habitats.
Oriental bittersweet is killing our native, 100-year-old oak trees. Explore ways to prevent new infestations and techniques for controlling this invasive plant.
Presenter Cheryl Culbreth considers this invasive plant "the bane of my existence." Learn about control options so that you can help restore native plant communities and wildlife habitat.
January 2021 Minnesota Woodland Owner Series:
Your Woodland Legacy
Get the finance conversation started with the University of Minnesota Extension.
Woodland Stewardship Plans
Explore stewardship plans and financial incentives programs with Andy McGuire of the Minnesota DNR.
Learn about easements in Minnesota with Christine Ostern of the Minnesota DNR.
April 2021 Minnesota Woodland Owner Series:
Growing Your Dream Forest
Choosing, Planting, Protecting
Find the ideal seedlings for your site with Amber Jungwirth from the Minnesota DNR.
Restoring Your Woods
Restore your woods after a buckthorn infestation with help from the Minnesota DNR's Jake Froyum.
John Geissler of St. John's Abbey Arboretum shares how you can start young oaks in your woodland.
October 2021 Minnesota Woodland Owner Series
Harvesting Trees as a Management Tool
Tim-ber! Join Troy Holcomb with the Minnesota DNR's Division of Forestry and learn about harvesting trees.
Constructing and Maintaining Trails
Neil Slifka with the Minnesota DNR discusses how to build and maintain trails in your woodlands.
Managing for Reptiles and Amphibians
Environmental educator Misi Stine presents ways to manage your land for important reptiles and amphibians.
Minnesota Woodland Owner Workshop Series
Learn about woodland stewardship plans and financial incentives, conservation easements and your woodland legacy.
Grow Your Dream Forest
Growing a healthy and resilient woodland takes time and preparation. Get advice from natural resource professionals to help you succeed.
Improving Your Woods and Shoreline
Want to improve wildlife habitat in your woods? Concerned about your home surviving a wildfire? Is your lake's water quality poor? Explore ways you can improve the health of your woods and shoreline.
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