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Terrarium/Dish Garden Workshop Offered at the U of M Crookston by Horticulture Students; Workshop Scheduled for Wed., March 24, 2010, in the UMC Greenhouse beginning at 6 p.m.

By ltollefs on
Friday, March 19, 2010

Create a miniature world in a terrarium during a workshop presented by horticulture students at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. A terrarium, or dish garden, is a collection of compatible plants in a clear container, and you can create one of your own on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in the UMC Greenhouse. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. and registration is $20. Attendees should pre-register by calling 218-371-1332. If you provide your own container, the registration price will be reduced.

The cost for the workshop covers soil mixture, growing tips, and instructions, along with a container, if needed. Jada Ellenberg, president of the Horticulture Club, is excited to offer the workshop to the community and campus. "With such a variety of plants all in one container, it is like having a mini dessert right there on your desk," Ellenberg says.

Students in the Horticulture Club will use the funds from the workshop to help send students to Atlanta, Ga., for a horticulture competition. The competition, Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days, is an annual three-day competitive event among students enrolled in horticulture programs from colleges and universities across the country. To learn more, visit

For information about the terrarium workshop, contact Ellenberg at 218-371-1332.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 bachelor's degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture and natural resources; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduates, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit