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Farm, Garden & Outdoors calendar published June 6, 2020

Events and classes scheduled in the outdoors, gardening and farming.

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Outdoors

C onservation activities: June 9, 10 a.m., Kandiyohi Soil and Water Conservation District in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be having its annual Local Work Group meeting by teleconference. The locally led process provides the U.S. Department of Agriculture with input on local natural resources priorities and criteria for USDA conservation activities and programs. It also assists the Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies to identify conservation needs, resource concerns and priorities and seeks recommendations. Anyone interested in attending the meeting may either call 320-235-3906, ex.t 3 ,or email Sandra.Laumer@mn.nacdnet.net for the log-in information.

Gardening

Healthy Lawns: June 17, 6 to 7 p.m., instructions of how to join the West Central Research and Outreach Center online class will be available at wcroc.cfans.umn.edu/ . Lawn care can be expensive and puzzling. Learn some simple tips and techniques that can help you get the best performance out of your yard while protecting area lakes and streams from pollutants and runoff. Adam Hjelm of the Sauk River Watershed District will cover a wide variety of topics and answer questions about watering, fertilizing, weed identification and so much more to make your lawn the best it can be. This โ€œCome Grow with Usโ€ class is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 320-589-1711.

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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