Monday, February 13, 2012

Gardening Symposium - March 24th-25th, 2012

The Loudoun County Master Gardeners present their Third Annual Gardening Symposium - two days packed with gardening inspiration and practical information from knowledgeable and engaging speakers. This year's line-up of speakers and topics offers something for every gardener and lover of the landscape. Network with others, pick-up new ideas and get in gear for spring. Speakers:
  • Dr. Jeff Kirwan, Professor, Department of Forestry. Virginia Tech, Remarkable Trees Two, An Update
  • Nancy Hugo , Gardener, author and lecturer, Seeing Trees
  • Chip Osborne , President, Osborne Organics LLC, Simple Steps to Organic Lawn Care
  • Mary Stickley , Manager of Gardens and Grounds, Museum of Shenandoah Valley, The Lazy Gardener
  • Donna Williamson , Garden designer, teacher, Seven Strategies for Garden Success
  • Adria Bordas , Urban Horticulturalist, Fairfax County Extension Office, IPM is Like a Green KISS for Your Garden
  • Karen Rexrode , Horticulturalist and teacher, Why Challenge Yourself?
  • Peter Deahl , Arborist, the Pruning School, Pruning Woody Plants Naturally
  • Jeffrey Pfoutz , Loudoun County Beekeepers Association, Pollination Under Pressure
  • Paul Gibson , Organic gardener, Prince William County Master Gardener, Organic Sustainable Vegetable Gardening
  • Debbie Dillion , Urban Horticulturalist, Loudoun County Extension Office, It's a Small World -- Small Fruit that is!

Prices include the conference, lunch and trade show. Lunches include vegetarian options. One day: $37.50 Two days: $65 Holiday Inn Leesburg at Carradoc Hall For more information and to register, visit the Loudon County Master Gardeners website.

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