If you have a pond, or would like to add one, there’s a lot to learn. “Establishing a Pond’s Ecosystem While Controlling Algae” will be the topic of a talk during the Minnesota Water Garden Society general meeting. Master gardener James Beyer will discuss how to develop a biofilm layer and maintain a healthy and picturesque pond. 2 p.m. March 10. Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. bachmans.com.
Add a little plant-life flair to your living space with a self-created terrarium. Under guided instruction, style a container with your choice of plants and materials. 4 p.m. March 14. Free, cost of materials only. Heidi’s Growhaus, 7555 County Road 116, Corcoran. growhausmn.com.
Planning for spring
Wright County Master Gardeners will host an educational event, Spring Days Gardening Workshop. Guests can attend seminars on vegetable gardening, native plants, growing herbs and spices, seed-saving, kokedama (the Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil) and more. There will also be a question-and-answer booth, a silent auction, vendors and door prizes. 8:30 a.m. March 30. $30-$35, advance registration by March 21 at springdays.org. St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West, 11343 50th St. NE., Albertville.
Looking for some new furniture? Room & Board will hold an open house March 9-10, with refreshments while you browse the modern pieces. If you’re trying to furnish a whole house, a single small room or just trying to find the perfect throw pillow, you can also sign up for a free personalized design session with an expert associate, plus enter to win a $2,500 gift card. Room & Board is located at 7010 France Av. S., Edina.