State offers cost-share on home pollinator gardens

Aug 31, 2022
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is once again accepting applications for the Lawns to Legumes program. This program aims to increase habitat for at-risk pollinators in residential settings across the state by providing people with cost-share funding, workshops, coaching and...

Growers show 150 pieces of Community Garden produce

Aug 10, 2022
From Georgene Arndt and Marge Murphy comes this “Show Us Your 150” entry entitled “150 Pieces of Bounty” from the Community Garden. This picture includes cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, beets, dill, zinnias, red and white onions, zucchini, summer squash, kale, cabbage and salad greens. “Show Us...

Master gardener training available in Goodhue County

Sep 9, 2020
The Goodhue County Master Gardener program is seeking applicants. Master Gardeners share University of Minnesota research-based knowledge on important priorities including: horticulture skills, plant biodiversity, pollinators, clean water, local food, climate change and nearby nature, according...

Community garden thriving in pandemic

Jul 22, 2020
A season that began under a cloud of uncertainty has turned sunny for the Lake City Community Garden. “We weren’t sure if it was going to fly because of the pandemic,” said Julie McDevitt, a member of the Community Garden Committee. “It’s working out great. I think it’s a real place of sanity.”...

Sign-up begins soon for community garden plots

Feb 26, 2020
Registration for the 2020 season of the Lake City Community Garden will run from Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 20. Registration materials are posted on the City of Lake City website, (Click on “Community Programs” and then “Community Garden.” Additionally, printed...

Jumping worms on the march

Oct 9, 2019
Editor’s note: A reader alerted us to news that jumping worms maybe arriving soon in the area, if they aren’t here already. Here’s what the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has to say about this invasive species. Jumping worms are a type of earthworm. They are called “jumping worms”...

Open Garden event is July 10

Jul 3, 2019
The Lake City Community Garden will host an “Open Garden” on Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. This event is intended to bring together members of the community, whether they currently garden or not, to tour the public space and hear from a Master Gardener about techniques to make gardening easier...

Totally radishes

Jun 12, 2019
Community garden greenthumbs Wayne Quist (at left, below) and Dave Dueholm submitted this photo of some of the first radishes out of their plot at the Lake City Community Garden on North 10th Street. Did you grow anything pretty and/or delicious? Send us a photo at We...

New greenhouse boosts education, local food

Apr 18, 2018
Outside it was overcast and a bit gloomy April 11, but it was a beautiful spring day inside Lincoln High School’s new greenhouse where flowers for the FFA’s upcoming plant sale were in bloom. The school district was holding an open house for the year-round facility constructed between the tennis...

Pollinator garden class is March 27

Mar 21, 2018
Master gardeners to teach “Attract Minnesota Pollinators: Growing Healthy Landscapes for Bees and Other Pollinators” in Lake City March 27. The two-hour class will cover what types of flowers bring pollinators to the garden, how to identify the pollinators, and develop an understanding of the...


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