Mini Demonstrations - New this Year!
We are offering mini demonstrations presented by Isanti County Master Gardeners and vendors who are "seasoned" in their area of expertise. Sign up on the registration form for the hour(s) of demonstrations that interest you and learn new information and practices on a variety of topics. We hope that you enjoy them!
Making Your Own Garden Art
Carol Bray, ICMG
Glass Garden Art---Garden art made with wine bottles and thrift store glassware and a little bit of glass glue is something the most un-crafty
person can make. These inexpensive glass totem poles add a little whimsy to your garden.
Making Your Own Garden Soil
Sara McCloud, ICMG
Learn how to make your own potting soil and about the components that go into a beneficial mix. You will take home a sample and an information sheet containing the recipe.
Jump Start Your Garden with Cold Frames
Ken Schroepfer, ICMG
Discover how using glass or plastic structures can increase the air and soil temperature of confined spaces and allow you to get your plants outside weeks earlier than normal.
Straw Bale Gardening
Beverly McLaughlin, ICMG
Learn how to set up the straw bales correctly for best results. Information on how to prepare the bales for planting and what to grow will be available.
Setting up a Drip Tape Watering System
Jason Kopp, Kopp's Crops
No matter how large or small your garden is, drip irrigation will increase your yields, decrease your weeding and will help you conserve resources. Join us in this brief session examining the basic setup and operating procedure. Please visit Kopp's Crops blog and Facebook page.
Add Color to Your Garden with Mosaic Balls
Gretchen Beecroft, ICMG Intern
All age groups can create these multicolored light-weight beauties made with a styrofoam ball as a base. Glue gun, grout, patience and fun is all it takes for these easy-to-make mosaic treasures to hide in your garden.
Herbal Lip Balm
Learn how to infuse oils with herbs you grow in your garden and then use these oils to make herbal lip balm. Bring a $2 supply fee if you'd
like to take a tube of lip balm home with you.
Best Plant Air Purifiers in Your Home
Pat Jaeger, ICMG
What are the best plants to have in the house to clean the air? How do they do it? This demo will tell you why it is important to keep plants in the house during the long winters in MN!
Susanne Hohlen, The Teashoppe Gallery
Learn how to make a perfect cup of tea using the right utensils and learn about the different kinds of teas. Susanne will be hosting a vendor table in addition to the demonstration.