The dirt: Gloves give your handles the royal treatment

  • Updated: April 29, 2014 - 1:12 PM

Gold Leaf gloves are made of high-quality leather that conforms snugly to the gardener’s hands.

Bringing back the bees

Concerned about pollinators? The Citizens League and 89.3 the Current are presenting “Policy and a Pint: Bringing Back the Bees” today, April 30. Host Steve Seel will be joined by guests Gary Reuter from the University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab, food writer Dara Moskowitz-Grumdahl from Mpls/St. Paul Magazine and Joseph Zachmann from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. They’ll discuss threats to the state’s insect population, consequences for our food supply and what individuals can do to slow the threat and bring back the bees. The event will be held at the Varsity Theater, 1308 SE. 4th St., Minneapolis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students with valid identification), available at www.eventbrite.com.

KIM PALMER

Gloves fit for royalty

Gardening gloves endorsed by England’s Royal Horticultural Society are now available from Gardener’s Supply Co.

The Gold Leaf gloves are used by gardeners at the society’s Wisley, Rosemoor and Harlow Carr gardens. They’re made of high-quality leather that conforms snugly to the gardener’s hands and are touted as being well-made, soft and comfortable.

Gardener’s Supply offers all four Gold Leaf glove styles: Dry Touch, made of a water-resistant leather; Tough Touch, designed to remain comfortable while protecting the hands from thorns; Soft Touch, multipurpose gloves that allow for maximum dexterity; and Winter Touch, which are insulated and waterproof yet breathable, so hands stay warm and dry in wet, cold weather.

Prices range from $38.95 to $49.95. Shipping is extra.

The gloves can be ordered at www.gardeners.com, or call 1-800-955-3370 to request a catalog.

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