Gardening classes, birding classes, nature hikes offered in Pine River

Events are available for free, though donations will be accepted


PINE RIVER — Balsam Moon Preserve in Pine River is hosting nature themed classes and events starting with Gardening 101 from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 20.

This class will teach the basics of organic gardening. Participants will learn from instructor Jeff Davidge, a longtime gardener training as a Master Gardener. He will present the basics of soil structure to nurture soil to grow vegetables and flowers as well as how to start seeds and more.

Davidge will also guide early morning bird watching and nature hikes from 7-9 a.m. Sundays, May 22 or June 5.

Register for all classes and activities by calling 218-587-3808 or emailing .

Balsam Moon operates on reciprocity, meaning no fees are charged for classes and activities. They welcome giving in accordance to what a student receives.


Balsam Moon Preserve is a nonprofit organization sharing an alternative, sustainable, spiritual place of peace, honoring the earth and all living things. They offer trails, workshops on site and online, demonstrations of solar uses and alternative building methods, gardens, a labyrinth, overnight stays, pizza nights in the summer and opportunities to gather in community sharing our common humanity.

People are also welcome to come and simply walk the trails, grounds, labyrinth or sit by the pond and enjoy nature.

Balsam Moon Preserve is located at 3148 Bungo Creek Lane SW, Pine River (6 miles west of Pine River out Highway 2 and 5 miles south on County Road 25).

For more information, visit or Facebook, email or call 218-587-3808.

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