A Conference for the Home Gardener

March 18, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lewis B. Rome Commons
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

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Space is still available at the March 18 Garden Conference!


About the Conference

Program agenda

About the speakers

Master Gardener Credits

Directions and parking

Accommodations and lodging

The Garden Conference offers exciting educational opportunities for home gardeners at all interest levels - from the casual gardener to the garden enthusiast to the Advanced Master Gardener. It also gives you an opportunity to hear and talk to nationally renowned authorities on various aspects of garden design, maintenance, and plant selection.

The registration fee is $100 per person in advance or for walk-ins (payable via cash or check; we cannot accept credit cards for walk-in registrations). Student registration is $25 with valid school ID.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Joan Allen at (860) 486-6740 or email: joan.allen@uconn.edu.

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Schedule

8:00 Registration opens; refreshments served
9:15

Joan Allen, Assistant Extension Educator, UConn
Organic Pest Control in the Vegetable Garden
www.ladybug.uconn.edu

10:15

Steve Silk, writer and photographer
A Passion for Pots: Designing with Containers
http://gardeninggonewild.com/

11:15

Break

11:30

Andrew Keys, artist and writer
Uncommon Plants for Northeast Gardens: Book Favorites and B-Sides
www.andrewkeys.com

12:30

Lunch

1:45

Ruth Kassinger, science writer
A Garden of Marvels
RuthKassinger.com

2:45

Break

3:00

Jesse Bellemare, Assistant Professor, Smith College
Horticultural Insights into Plant Conservation in the Face of Climate Change
www.smith.edu/biology/faculty_bellemare.php

4:00 Adjournment