Lake Co. gardeners to host sustainable food programThe Lake County Master Gardeners weeded the Lake County Courthouse rain garden recently and will be hosting a sustainable eating program at the Two Harbors Public Library in June.
The Lake County Master Gardeners weeded the Lake County Courthouse rain garden recently. In addition to removing eight large garbage bags of weeds, they were pleasantly surprised to see a high survival rate of the plants – from both the previous winter and deer browsing. Helping out were Judy Phifer, Kit Sitter and Lorraine Mattson. Monica Highmark and Robin Naslund also worked on the garden.
The master gardener program is one of the groups supporting a program June 27 at the Two Harbors Public Library. Betty Wistrom, a community nutrition educator with the Lake County Extension Service, will speak at 6:30 p.m. about the nutritional advantages of eating fresh garden produce. She will prepare a salad with homemade dressing and offer samples. She will have handouts with recipe ideas using food that can be grown locally.
There will be information about area sustainable farming and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Lake County Master Gardeners, and the SHARE program for low-cost foods and produce. This program is sponsored by the Two Harbors Friends of the Library and Lake County Extension Service.