In the Ask-the-Expert Tent on the southwest side of the festival ground.
Here’s Last Year’s SCHEDULE
The 2012 Schedule will be announced soon
10:30 Gary Cobus – Wright County Master Gardener and Beekeeper
How We Can Help HoneyBees (and other pollinators)
Honey bees have been all the buzz lately. The huge losses sustained by beekeepers and the still-unsolved mystery of disappearing bees have brought these hard-working insects and their keepers to everyone’s attention. Learn what you can do to help honey bees and other pollinators.
The Wright County Master Gardeners are on Facebook:
11:15 Connie Lahr – Gardening World Wide
Square Foot Gardening
Learn the 10 Basic Steps of “SFG” and special techniques. Connie is a certified SFG instructor. www.gardeningww.org
12:30 Greg Schweser, UMN Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships
Deep Winter Greenhouse
Passive solar technology offers farmers and growers a way to produce veggies throughout the winter with little or no use of propane. Greg is the program director for the statewide sustainable agriculture and food systems focus area, and works to bring University of Minnesota resources to community-led projects and concepts to make agriculture in Minnesota more sustainable.
Books are available for purchase at the signing by Buffalo Books and Coffee.
Hear all about their bid to have a Super Bowl ad and the controversy over their company name, “Locally Laid”:
Small Scale Farming – Romance v. Reality?
Many of us dream of ‘living on the land’. This can mean very different things to different people. Rod will discuss how to separate fact from fiction about small farms, local food, and rural living. We want to stop the dream from becoming a nightmare. Rod, in addition to working for UM Extension also owns and operates Pinederosa Produce in Pine County, The Pinederosa produces grass-fed beef and lamb and pastured pork and poultry.