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Backyard gardening workshop set in Lake City

By Staff | Mar 15, 2014

LAKE CITY – The annual backyard gardening workshop is set from 9 a.m. to noon, March 22 in the community room at the Lake City Library, in Lake City.

The event is designed for helping people get into the gardening mood and as a place for learning new ideas about what a garden can be.

Presenters include:

A). Brad Riphagen, a Trees Forever field coordinator for 18 years, will speak on “All Things Trees.” Trees Forever is a non-profit organization celebrating its 25th anniversary and offers programs in tree and prairie planning and planting.

B). Adam Nockels is the owner and operator of Raccoon Ridge Farm and will present on organic gardening. Nockels will tell how he draws inspiration from nature and the natural sciences when solving problems at his 10-acre organic fruit and vegetable farm outside of Lake City.

C). Sam and Jordon Adams will present on bee keeping. Sam Adams is a district conservationist with NRCS in Webster County, and Jordon is a blogger and business woman operating a website called, “The Prairie Princess,” where she writes about healthy living.

They both work their land in Gowrie and care for four bee hives.

To preregister call the Calhour County Iowa State University Extension office at (712) 297-8611.

A $5 program fee is payable at the door. This program is presented in partnership by the Calhoun County Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Calhoun County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Iowa State University Extension in Calhoun County.

The fees for service will be used to off-set direct expenses and to support the Agriculture and Natural Resources County Extension program.

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