Classes focus on easy gardening tips

The University of Minnesota Extension - Anoka County Master Gardener Volunteer Program is offering a series of gardening classes titled, “A Walk in the Garden” at the Bunker Hills Activities Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW in Andover.

Classes are scheduled throughout the summer on select Wednesday evenings and are held outdoors in the beautiful Veteran’s Memorial and Master Gardener Demonstration Garden south of the Activities Center from 7 to 8 p.m. Classes will run rain or shine with optional indoor space if needed.

The offerings this year include the following:

• June 19: Herbs of the Mint Family with Donna Aasness

• June 26: Are Your Pets Safe in Your Yard? with Allyson Bergman and Sue Peterson

• July 17: What’s New in the Garden? with Sue Peterson and Denise Corbett

• July 24: Diagnostic Tools - What’s Wrong with My Plant? with John Schmidt

• August 7: Fall Bulbs for Glorious Spring Flowers with Mary Heie

Classes are taught by Extension Master Gardener volunteers and will include gardening tips along with University of Minnesota research-based information. These classes immediately follow the Plant and Insect Clinics, also held at the Bunker Hills Activities Center. Detailed information about the classes can be found at

Pre-registration is required due to space limitations. Classes are free, but a suggested donation of $5 per session is welcome. Registration can be found at or by calling 763-324-3498 to reserve a space.

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