Time Change: Author Joel Karsten is coming to the Big Lake Public Library this coming Monday, April 13, to talk about about Straw Bale Gardening. The correct time of the event is 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Sign up today on the Events Calendar!
Karsten describes straw bale gardening as a kind of container gardening. The bale is held together with string. The exterior becomes the container, and the interior, conditioned with fertilizer and water, becomes a potting bed suitable for planting. Karsten claims that straw bale gardening eliminates chores such as weeding. His methods have been scrutinized and results confirmed by numerous individuals and featured in the New York Times. Karsten has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture Science from the University of Minnesota.