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Extension Yard & Garden at the State Fair 2019!

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is the place to be to get your questions answered. Here are a few of the places to meet and greet the people who help you keep your yards and gardens green and growing!

WCCO Smart Garden - LIVE from the Fair - Saturdays 8-9am!

Join us bright and early for TWO live broadcasts of the popular radio show "Smart Garden" with host  Denny Long and Extension yard and garden expert near Carnes Avenue and Nelson Street (next to Sweet Martha's  - num!)s.

Saturday, August 24th: Julie Weisenhorn and Jon Trappe will be fielding questions from callers, texters and audience members.

Saturday, August 31st: it will be Mary Meyer and Eric Watkins live from the stage with Denny.

Freebies: Mary is bringing a cake to celebrate 8 years of Smart Garden and Julie will have partridge pea seed packets to give away to help you start your pollinator planting next spring!

Learn about water-wise lawn care from our Turf Team

It's been a good year for growing a lawn, but sometimes you just have to talk turf with the experts! Our U of MN Turf team will be on-hand the entire 12 days of the Fair, 9am - 9pm, in the CFANS wing (SW hall) of the Agriculture / Horticulture building located on the corner of Judson Av. and Underwood St. 
See cool exhibits on water-wise lawn care, low-input grass species, and learn the ins and outs of how to conduct an irrigation audit.

For all things yard and garden, visit the Extension Master Gardeners!

Master Gardener volunteers have been a staple at the Fair! Any time during the Fair, you can swing on by our booth in the CFANS wing (SW hall) of the Agriculture / Horticulture building right across from the Turf Team.

These garden-savvy volunteers provide research-based information from apples to zinnias, and love to share helpful Extension resources with visitors. Get your list of yard and garden questions ready, and stop by! 

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