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 www.stlouiscountymn.gov/ext.