Farming

Farmers to Families food boxes: Oct. 25, 1 to 3 p.m., parking lot, Assembly of God Church, Willmar. 180 Disaster Relief drive-through grocery giveaway with each box containing meat/protein, dairy, and fresh produce. Families are invited to receive a food portion for their own family and encouraged to receive a portion to give away to another family or neighbor. Food will be given on a first-come/first-served basis. No need to register or sign-up to receive donations.

Gardening

Going no-till with your garden: Nov. 18, noon to 1 p.m., online only. Why do we dig? Frequent tilling leads to soil crusting, enhanced erosion, reduced organic matter, degraded soil structure and health. The benefits of tilling a garden are often short-lived and can create more work long term and limit your garden’s potential. We will discuss how to apply the benefits of no-till management to your garden instead. These principles will lead to healthy soil, productive plants, and happy gardeners. Presented by Dr. Joe Storlien, professor of environmental studies at St. John’s University and a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener for Stearns County.

This “Come Grow with Us” class is free, but donations are accepted. Details to log-in will be available on the website. For more information call 320-589-1711.