Gardening for a Healthier You - program offered Feb. 28

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Extension Office • 2503 Rice Lake Road • Duluth, MN 55811 • (218) 733-2870

307 First Street S., Suite 105 • Virginia, MN 55792 • (218) 749-7120

Patty Swedberg
Extension Administrator



February 14, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT: Patty Swedberg

St. Louis County Extension Administrator

(218) 733-2879


Get ready for gardening season with Gardening for a Healthier You

Do you know the five healthiest vegetables and how to grow them? St. Louis County Extension's first gardening workshop of the year will answer these questions and more. Gardening for a Healthier You is scheduled for February 28, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Mountain Iron Community Center, 8586 Enterprise Drive in Mountain Iron. 


Topics will include growing the five most nutritious vegetables: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi; growing apples in our northern climate; plus growing peppers and tomatoes. There also will be a session on mastering gardening essentials - soils and fertilizers. Speakers will include Bob Olen, St. Louis County Horticulturist; and Ron and John Sikkila from the Cherry Greenhouse.


The program is a part of the St. Louis County Healthy Foods Initiative. The cost of the program is $23 which includes program materials, variety list and refreshments. For more information contact the St. Louis County Extension Office at 218-749-7120 or online at



Gardening program