Spooner WI – UW-Extension’s North Country Master Gardener Association and Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse will be hosting their popular Mini Master Gardener Short Course for youth and their families on Saturday March 24, 2018 from 8:30 am until noon at Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse on Hwy 63 south of Spooner. 

Master Gardener Volunteers will provide hands-on demonstrations and learning activities that are sure to be a hit with young “budding” gardeners and their adult guests.   

Participants will explore the secrets of soil, seed starting and germination, roots, shoots, buds and sprouts… oh my!, practical shoe planters, and terrific tomato transplants.  All youth participants will receive their own garden kit, complete with seeds, pots, transplants, and potting soil.  A special gift will also be given to each participant and a light lunch and refreshments by Grandma Charlotte is also included.

All youth age 5 and up are welcome to attend.  Cost to participate is $5 per youth, or $10 for two or more youth family members.  Adults 18 and older are free; however, they must be accompanied by a paid youth. 

Youth are encouraged to bring along an old shoe or boot for recycling into a planting container.

This event is sponsored by UW-Extension’s North Country Master Gardener Volunteer Association, Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse, and the UW-Extension Area Agriculture Agents office.  For more information and to pre-register contact Kevin Schoessow, Area Agriculture Development Agent for Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer Counties, or Lorraine Toman at 1-800-528-1914 or 1-715-635-3506.  Online registration is available from the event listing at spooner.ars.wisc.edu.  Space is limited.  Registration deadline is March 22, 2018.

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