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'Real Gardens for Real People' topic of May 30 gardening workshop

Well known featured presenters Melinda Myers and Ken Beattie are scheduled for a "Real Gardens for Real People" gardening workshop to be held on Saturday, May 30.

The Becker County Master Gardeners, Lake Region Garden Club and Lakes Homes and Program Development, Inc. are sponsoring this gardening event at the Minnesota State and Technical College of Detroit Lakes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration cost is $40 refreshments and lunch included.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Lakes Homes at 847-5642 for more information.

Melinda Myers is best known for her gardener friendly and practical approach to gardening, has 25 years of horticulture experience, in both hands-on and instructional settings. She has a Master's degree in horticulture, is a Certified Arborist and an instructor with tenure.

Melinda has written 20 books, including "Can't Miss Small Space Gardening," the "Birds & Blooms" Ultimate Gardening Guide, and "Jackson and Perkins Beautiful Roses Made Easy: Midwestern Edition." She hosts "Great Lakes Gardeners" seen on PBS stations throughout the United States, and "Melinda's Garden Moments." Melinda has also written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening.

Ken Beattie is an inexhaustible, passionate and genuine individual and professional horticulturist for the past 34 years, graduating from the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture in 1975. Ken is the horticulturist for Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, one of North America's largest urban park.

Beattie's career path has taken him to the four corners of the earth, fueling his passion for all things green and growing. As well as developing award-winning programs specific to the changing needs of Canadians, Ken had reached out to the world's communities becoming involved in many groundbreaking initiative.

There will be books on sell from Melinda Myers with a book signing.

A fun filled day celebrating gardening for health and well-being, accessible gardening and creating a sense of place.