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Burst Into Spring!

  • Armed Forces Reserve and Community Center, 505 Spirit River Drive, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008 (map)
Image from Isanti County Master Gardeners

Image from Isanti County Master Gardeners

This annual event held by the Isanti County Master Gardeners features a keynote speech, three sessions of classes, a silent auction, door prizes, and vendors! Plus enjoy complimentary donuts, coffee, fruit, lemonade, and other snacks.

We are excited to announce that Four Season Foraging Founder Maria Wesserle will deliver the keynote, and provide an herbal plant class! For the full list of classes, please see the website.

KEYNOTE - Incredible Qualities of Common Weeds

by Maria Wesserle, Four Season Foraging Founder

Weeds provoke the ire of many gardeners, but "what is a weed but a plant whose virtues remain undiscovered?" Several weeds that grow in our gardens are edible and delicious, and many of those have a much higher nutritional value than cultivated varieties. Learn about the myriad edible parts of wild plants like dandelion and plantain, as well as cultivated escapees such as ox-eye daisy and daylily, and head home with a newfound appreciation for these ubiquitous plants!

CLASS- Medicinal Herbs in Your Garden

by Maria Wesserle, Four Season Foraging Founder

Many herbs that we grow in our gardens for their scent, beauty, or taste also have exceptional medicinal properties! Furthermore, some of those "weeds" that we uproot are actually healthful herbs. Come learn about common medicinal plants such as rose, yarrow, wild bergamot, and dandelion, then acquire some basic knowledge on preparing them. Discover the medicine cabinet right in your own backyard!

To register online for Burst Into Spring, click the button below. Or call Carla at the Isanti County Extension Office at 763-689-1810 or e-mail Rod Greder (Isanti County Master Gardener Coordinator) at gred0014@umn.edu.

Cost: $20 plus $7 for lunch

Earlier Event: February 9
Evergreen Foraging