Meeker Gardeners Gala Rescheduled 15 Apr 13

The 2013 Meeker County ‘Gardeners Gala’ has been rescheduled to Friday, April 19, 2013 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Officials say the event will be moved to the Bernie Aakre Auditorium/Family Services Center. The location change address is 114 North Holcombe Avenue, Litchfield, MN.

Registration, visiting booths and vendors, and demonstrations begin at 5:30. The Meeker County ‘Gardeners Gala’ is sponsored by the Meeker County Master Gardeners, Meeker County Horticulture Society, and Litchfield Community Education.

The keynote speaker for the ‘Gardeners Gala’ is Jim Gilberts and his presentation is called “Nature Notes”. Jim is a consulting naturalist for WCCO Radio, co-author of the “Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar” since 1977, and the author of five books on nature in Minnesota.

Nathan Winter, Meeker and McLeod County Extension Educator will present on “Seed Starting”, which will feature great tips for getting your favorite plants started. Joel Karsten will present on “Introduction to Straw Bale Gardening”, which will feature information on how to utilize straw bales in your garden.

Registration to attend is $12 and pre-registration is helpful for planning purposes. Register by calling 320-693-5275 or 877-993-5275 or by e-mailing mnext-meeker@umn.edu.