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2021 Calendar

Circle Garden Flowers in Bridge Square

We welcome guests at all our in person meetings.  Our meetings take place at the United Methodist Church at 1401 South Maple Street, Northfield unless otherwise specified.
Due to COVID-19 our meetings will be held via Zoom until it is safe to meet in person. Members will receive an email link prior to the meetings. Members are free to share the link to others who are interested in attending.

2021 Meetings and Events

February, 2021 -- Annual Luncheon Cancelled. 
Here's something fun:

Minnesota Plants:
Spring Webinar Series

Get tips and tricks for your own garden at the Minnesota Plants: Spring Webinar Series. Join local horticultural experts live from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays March 2-May 25 to explore collections, backyards and gardens from your arm chair as you learn more about Minnesota trees, perennials, edible plants, houseplants and more. Registration for the full series is $30 for members or Master Gardeners/$40 for non-members, and includes access to all 13 webinars live & recorded, so you can watch at a time that is convenient to you.

NEW: Tuesday, March 16, at 12:45 (Zoom Meeting) New Plants for 2021  -- members will receive an email invite with link prior to the online meeting.

Gardening Inspiration Video:
5 Vegetables to start before Spring:

Bernie Emery, a Certified Professional at Knecht’s Nurseries, will share information about the best garden plants of 2021.  There is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation linked at the bottom of this page.

April 13, 2021: Zoom Meeting, 12:30pm

How Gardeners Can Support the Northfield Climate Action Plan
Beth Kallestad, Project Manager, City of Northfield

A presentation on how we as Gardeners can help support the City of Northfield’s Climate Action Plan. There will be time for discussion. We will have our business meeting following this presentation.

May 11, 2021: Zoom Meeting, 12:30pm

Cultivating Woodland Wildflowers in A Changing Environment
Carol Trosset, Master Natural Environmentalist

Woodland wildflowers are wonderful spring-blooming native plants that grow well in shady areas. Carol will discuss how her family established a wildflower sanctuary in their wooded yard in Ohio. Using 40 years of data collected by her mother, she will show how these flowers have responded to environmental trends including climate change and the spread of invasive species.

June 8, 2021: 12 noon - Picnic at Odd Fellows Park

We hope to be able to gather and safely distance. We will announce later if this will be some type of pre-paid catered box lunch. Tour of Elizabeth Olson's Garden could be added.

July 10-11, 2021: Northfield Area GARDEN TOUR;

11 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day -- following CDC guidelines

August 10, 2021: 12:45 - Carleton Arb Business Office - Guided Tour of the Carleton Arboretum - by Nancy Braker, Director of Cowling Arboretum, Carleton College

September 14, 2021: 12:45 - United Methodist Church;
Xeriscape/Xeriscaping, by Heidi Brosseau, Knecht's Nurseries

Xeriscape landscaping or, simply, "xeriscaping," is landscaping designed specifically for areas that are susceptible to drought, or for properties where water conservation is practiced. Derived from the Greek xeros meaning "dry," the term means literally "dry landscape."

October 12, 2021: 12:45 United Methodist Church;
Re-landscaping after a major weather event, by Leif Knecht, Knecht's Nurseries

November 9, 2021: United Methodist Church;
Wreath and Centerpiece Decorating, by Heidi Brosseau

December 7, 2021: 12 noon - United Methodist Church; Holiday Pot Luck Luncheon.

Barbara Oertli,
Mar 18, 2021, 11:57 AM