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Love to Grow 2023
Second annual event!
Love to Grow is intended to educate the public about edible and native plants; where to source them, how to plant and care for them, and the impacts of ecologically-minded land care. The educational opportunities during the event will aim to enrich each individual’s interest in gardening and edible landscaping. Additionally, enjoy socializing with regional hobbyists and experts alike.
The venue is located one block from our demonstration site, Prairie Ally, and offers a warm and welcoming setting.
We will be hosting three educational speakers followed by a social hour.
- Robin Buterbaugh of South Dakota State University’s Native Plant Initiative on “Permaculture Food Forests as Modern Day Victory Gardens;”
- Sam Kezar of Aspen Arboriculture Solutions on “Maximizing Urban Tree Health for Optimum Production;”
- Dan and Megan Eisenvos of IronFox Farm on “Engaging Kids in the Garden”
The event will also host several vendor tables with locally produced goods and educational materials.
A beautiful charcuterie spread featuring locally grown ingredients along with coffee and tea is included in the ticket price. Take 16 beverages will be available for purchase.
We still have sponsorship opportunities available! Please email info [at] projectfoodforest.org for more information.
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Take 16 Events
509 East Main Street. Luverne, MN 56156
Tickets: $40 Love to Grow Expo ’23 at Take 16 Tickets, Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite
Community Maple Tapping
Sign up if you have a maple tree(s) on your property you’d like to have us help you tap and turn into syrup together in community. Tapping is a simple process that would take place beginning around mid-March.
Maple syrup can be made from any species of maple tree. Trees that can be tapped include: sugar, black, red and silver maple and box elder trees.
Dates: Vary Mid-March to Mid-April
Location: City wide in Luverne, MN
Cost: $12 to participate
Facilitators: Project Food Forest staff
Sign up: [email protected] 605-951-0227
Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course
Date: March 14-15, 2023
Location: Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN
Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course | The UFOR Nursery & Lab (umn.edu)
Propagating Edible Perennials
Fruit Propagation Workshop:
A hands-on workshop to equip you in propagating fruit and nut plants by dividing, cutting, or grafting. Take home a berry, nut, or grape plant!
Date: Saturday April 29, 2023
Location: Prairie Ally Outdoor Center
308 N Blue Mound Ave, Luverne, MN 56156
Instructor: Sean McFarland
Sign up: [email protected] or 605-951-0227