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During this challenging time here is something you can do without leaving the house!
Veggie gardening?   Rochester Public Library card holder?  Wow, you qualify for up to 10 packages of seeds FREE!   
Our Rochester Public Library has a SEED LIBRARY!  Yes, the Library is closed however, many of their services are now available through their website or by phone!   Seeds will be delivered by US Mail!  No, you don’t have to return the seeds, but if you’d like to collect some seeds in the fall and “give them” to the library to restock their inventory for 2021 that would be great! 

They have 40 varieties of veggie and herb seeds complete with identification information and directions for planting!    3,741 packets of seeds are checked out since the start of their 2020 season. Out of 9,597 items, that’s 39% of the collection checked out in less than a month.  That’s pretty awesome! Hopefully they’ll be successful getting the rest of these seeds out to people.  Especially while it’s still planting time. 
If you or someone you know who is planning a garden to grow some veggies…. Be sure to share this information with them! 
Here is the direct link to order your seeds!  

RG&FC Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month except May, July, Aug and Dec.  Meetings are open to the Public 
Time: Location: 
6:00pm Sign-in,meet & greet    
6:30pm Program/Speaker
7:30pm Business meeting
Rochester Community & Technical College
Heintz Center (Use Door H15, Room H1100)
1926 Collegeview Dr. SE 
Rochester, Minnesota


Cancellations will be announced on all Rochester radio stations, KTTC TV, and by e-mail for those members with e-mail

May 20/21, 2020 – Annual Plant Sale Our May Plant Sale has been cancelled.  Click the link for more detail.

April 16, 2020 Meeting – "Peonies", by Becky Swenson of Swenson Gardens Peony farm.  Our April meeting has been cancelled.  Click the link for more detail.

April 18, 2020 - "Gardening for the Health of It" has been cancelled.

Community Education will be refunding those that have registered.

Looking forward to seeing this event in 2021!

Shades of Green Hosta Society of SE MN
Master Gardeners of Olmsted County
RCTC Horticultural Dept 

Note to members:  Minneapolis Institute of Art "Art in Bloom" has been cancelled.   Members who had registered for the Friends of Minneapolis Institute of Art bus trip to this event can contact Dorothy Wichmann for refund information.