February 18th GFHS Meeting

10am Saturday February 18, 2017.

Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Brokke, Environmental Historian
“Going Wild in the Garden”

The monarch butterfly sits on top of an ancient cup plant, Silphium perfoliatum.

My yard is a combination native intermixed with hybridized and cultivar and even a few vegetable plants with hardy fruit and shrub roses. It borders the Red River. Hence, our background are the native trees of the Red River Valley. I will discuss briefly this tallgrass Red River Valley Region and then swing into the mix of native plants, which thrive well in landscape settings. I will also emphasize their importance for the native butterflies and bees of our ecological prairie.

Yellow golden alexander, Zizia aurea, fronts a Japanese peony and tall, pink *Party Hardy* rose behind it for an English cottage garden appearance.

All meetings are free and open to the public.

Also at our meeting:

9am Board Meeting

Membership Appreciation Raffle:
• VegTrug Elevated Patio Garden
• Extreme Duty Anvil Lopper
• Florian Ratchet Pruner
• The Bee Bundle with a bee house, 2 books & wildflower seeds.

Members ONLY. Buy ALL the $1 raffle tickets you want.

Refreshments served and Door Prizes.

Meetings at Parkwood Senior Living
749 South 30 Street, Grand Forks, ND.
Parking in the back. Meeting room in the lower level auditorium.

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Field to Fork Webinars 
Feb. 22-Food Safety
March 1 – Recommended Vegetable Varieties for North Dakota
March 8 – What Regulations Apply When Preparing Food for the Public?
March 15 – U.S. Food Law: Aligning the Pieces of the Regulatory Puzzle
March 22 – Introduction to Home Wine Making
March 29 – Herbs: From Growing to Packing
April 5 – Will the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Guidelines Affect Your Business?
April 12 – Update on Spotted Wing Drosophila (Fruit Fly) in North Dakota
April 19 – How to Can Low- and High-acid Foods
April 26 – Introducing Youth to Gardening

Register at: www.ag.ndsu.edu/fieldtofork/webinars

GFHS Meeting, February 18, 2017 Dr. Kathleen Brokke, Environmental Historian “Going Wild in the Garden” (bringing native plants into your garden, beautiful photos)

Gardening & Beyond Workshop, February 25, 2017 Thief River Falls, MN

GFHS Meeting, March 18, 2017, Holly Mawby, Vegetables – the new and unusual for adventurous gardeners – New vegetable varieties are coming onto the market each year, spice up your garden by trying some of these odd, rare, or new types of produce.

Gardening Saturday, March 18, 2017 Winnipeg, CA. www.gardensmanitoba.com

Home Design & Garden Show, March 31 – April 2, 2017, Alerus, Grand Forks, ND–  Look for the NDSU Extension Booth that has information on GFHS.

Gardening Day, April 1, 2017, Fergus Falls, MN

Gardening Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Alerus in Grand Forks, ND.
– Headline speaker is Joe Bergenson. www.gardeningsaturday.info

GFHS Meeting, May 20, 2017 Plant Exchange and Potluck, Heritage Village, EGF, MN

GFHS Garden Tour, Peony Show & Plant Sale, June 24-25, 2017
– Dedication of Fannie Mahood Heath Garden by Mayor Brown
– Presentation by Dr. Kathleen Brokke on Fannie Mahood Heath “Grand Forks Pioneer Gardener”

North Dakota State Horticultural Society Conference, July 13,14,15, 2017, Minot, ND

Carrington Research Extension Center Field Day, Carrington, ND July 18, 2017

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Gardening Saturday 2017

Get the Latest Dirt on Gardening
April 8, 2017
8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Alerus Center
1200 42nd Street South, Grand Forks, ND

Featuring: Joe Bergeson

Come and enjoy a full day of gardening fun! Great presentations, a full line of vendors, extensive silent auction items for you to bid on, The Plant Doctor and a free perennial to get you started for the season.

Joe Bergeson will be sure to inspire you and put a fire into your growing season with his expertise on annuals and perennials. It’s always a joy to hear from our own zone expert.

Session One
Keynote Speaker: Joe Bergeson- Growing Beautiful Annuals

Session Two
___ Growing Amaryllis- Bonnie Durrenberger
___ Wildlife Management in Your Yard/Garden- Dr. Jason Boulanger
___ Invasive Plants in Your Landscape- Dr. Esther McGinnis
___ Myra Arboretum- Dr. Joe Zeleznik
___ Dwarf and Upright Woody Ornamentals- Dr. Todd West
___ Insect Control in Your Yard and Garden- Brandon Buckalew
___ Grapes and Berries for Your Yard- Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti
___ Improving Your Garden Soil- Dr. Jay Goos
___ Grilling with Garden Vegetables and Fruit- Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson

Session Three
Keynote Speaker: Joe Bergeson- Growing Perennials in the North

Session Four
___ Gardens for All: Planning Your Garden- Holly Mawby
___ Succulents- Johannes Olwage
___ Composting Yard and Kitchen Waste- Mick Mansfield
___ Fermenting Vegetables for Better Health- Steve Dahlberg
___ Evergreens: Dwarf and Beyond- Dr. Todd West
___ Growing Root Vegetables Successfully- Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti
___ Improving Your Garden Soil- Dr. Jay Goos
___ Preserving Your Garden Produce- Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson
___ Spotted Winged Drosophilia- Caitlin Kruger

Session Five
___ Growing Hostas- Bonnie Durrenberger
___ Wildlife Management in Your Yard/Garden- Dr. Jason Boulanger
___ Peek a Boo Plants- Holly Mawby
___ Succulents- Johannes Olwage
___ Square Foot Vegetable Gardens- Mick Mansfield
___ Insect Control in Your Yard and Garden- Brandon Buckalew
___ Fermenting Vegetables for Better Health- Steve Dahlberg
___ Adventures in Shade Gardening- Dr. Esther McGinnis
___ Springtime Pruning Basics- Dr. Joe Zeleznik

Here is the link for the Gardening Saturday web page:
www.gardeningsaturday.info

$40 Registration due: March 27, 2017
After deadline the cost is $50

Online Registration
Click on Online Registration and it will take you to the Greater Grand Forks Visitors Bureau. Look for our event and enter the username and password below.

Event: Gardening Saturday 2017
Username: gardening
Password: 2017

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Save the Date – Garden Tour, Peony Show, & Plant Sale

Plant Doctor, Vendors, Garden Themed Apparel Sale
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What’s New-
– Garden Dedication by Mayor Brown
– Presentation on Fannie Mahood Heath
“Grand Forks Pioneer Gardener” by Dr. Kathleen Brokke
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Contact: Linda Burkhart 701-213-2952
Download the full size color flyer here.
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