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MSU Extension offering backyard greenhouse symposium April 25 in Big Timber

April 16, 2015 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – MSU Extension in Sweet Grass County will offer a backyard greenhouse symposium on April 25 for those interested in extending the growing season. The program will be at the Sweet Grass County Fairgrounds, 78 Fairgrounds Rd., Big Timber. 

Topics will include greenhouse layout, design, and materials; fertilizer, water, and soil; insects and diseases; heating, cooling, venting, and lighting; and finally varieties often used in the backyard greenhouse.

Speakers include David Baumbauer, MSU Plant Growth Center Manager, and Toby Day, MSU Extension Horticulture Specialist. The 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. program includes lunch, and the cost is $10. This event is open to the public, but seating is limited. To RSVP, contact the MSU Extension office in Sweet Grass County at or call (406) 932-5146. 

If you have questions or would like to be a vendor at the symposium, contact Day at or (406) 994-6523.