MARSHALL — The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program is bringing a series of gardening classes to the Marshall-Lyon County Library, offering valuable insights and tips for both novice and experienced gardeners alike.

On April 11th at 6:30 p.m., gardening enthusiasts can join Pam Sanders and Dr. Allysa Anderson for “Planting for Pollinators,” a session dedicated to creating pollinator-friendly gardens to support local ecosystems.

Following on April 25th at 6:30 p.m., Master Gardener Sue Morton will lead “Know Your Invasive Species,” providing essential knowledge to identify and manage invasive plants threatening our landscapes.

May continues the educational journey with “Out with the Ash and In with the New” on May 9th at 6:30 p.m. Master Gardener and Forester Beth Collins will guide participants on navigating tree replacement strategies post-emerald ash borer.

For young nature enthusiasts, a special session awaits on May 18th at 10:00 a.m. Master Gardener Sue Morton will host “The Trees that Help Us Breathe,” a kid-friendly class for children in grades K-5, teaching the importance of trees in our environment.

These events are presented through the Minnesota Extension Service Master Gardener Volunteer Program, established in 1977. With over 2,300 active master gardeners across nearly every county in Minnesota, the program aims to promote horticultural education and community outreach.

For those interested in attending these enlightening classes, visit for more information. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your gardening skills and connect with fellow green thumbs in the community!