Straw Bale Gardens Education Day


Saturday, April 26 – 9am-2pm
State Fair Grounds

Straw bale gardening is HOT HOT HOT!

Join us April 26th at the State Fair Grounds for a FREE education day with author, Joel Karsten.  See flyer for more details

Pre-Buy your Straw Bale Kits on-line at for pick up at the State Fair Grounds or anytime this spring in our garden center.

Feel free to call 952.473.5425 or email us with any questions!

Photo_of_Joel_KarstenAuthor Joel Karsten will be giving presentations every hour on his non-traditional method of gardening using straw bales. This unique style of gardening is great for the novice and the expert gardener. Gardening with straw bales allows you to have a garden without the labor involved in creating a traditional garden; including no soil prep and no weeding! You can even grow a garden on asphalt or concrete using this method. Joel will also be signing his book after his seminar.

Straw bale gardening is an easy and inexpensive way to grow a large amount of fresh produce in a small amount of space for you and your family.

Joel has been featured in the New York Times, locally on Kare11 and speaks throughout the country on his book.   Joel lives in Roseville, MN has a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota, where he was recruited to play football by legendary coach Lou Holtz.  He was raised on a tree farm, where he learned the secrets to successful gardening from his grandmother Josephine.  In addition to giving demonstrations and lecturing on the many benefits of his unique straw bale gardening technique, he is an inventor and entrepreneur with boundless enthusiasm for better solutions.

cooking for birdsCooking for the Birds Make & Take Class

Tuesday, April 29 – 6pm

Looking for a fun and unique way to feed the birds?   Join us for this hands-on class that is great for kids as well as adults.  You will learn to MAKE two recipes from the book, Cooking for the Birds, and TAKE home your tasty creations to feed your fine feathered friends.

Class fee is $20 and includes all materials needed.
Fee must be paid at time of registration.
The class size is limited; please call to register 952-473-5425.