U of MN Extension Master Gardener Update

October 19, 2016
10:00am to 3:00pm

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Beyond Honey Bees and Monarchs: Landscaping to Maximize Pollinator Diversity  This session will provide an introduction to pollinator diversity and offer tips for landscaping to foster a diverse pollinator community on your property. Margaret Kuchenreuther, Associate Professor of Biology, University of MN, Morris

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Water Wisely: Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet Attend this presentation to gain an understanding of the proper procedures for watering trees and shrubs. Jackie Froemming, Associate Extension Educator, University of MN Extension

11:45 - 12:15 p.m. Break – Box lunch (included with the $20 registration fee).

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. 2016 Top Ten Performing Annuals Learn about the best performing annuals of 2016. This presentation is part of the monthly Come Grow With Us series at WCROC. Steve Poppe, Sr. Horticulturist, WCROC.  THIS SESSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Good Questions, Good Answers A component of Master Gardener training is sharing horticulture knowledge with the public.  This workshop will focus on the components of how to best answer questions from the public.  We'll also look at honing problem-solving skills when it comes to helping citizens find answers to their gardening questions. Julie Wiesenhorn, Associate Extension Professor, University of MN Extension

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Panel discussion with our speakers

Cost: $20 - includes box lunch, pay at the door (cash or check only)

Pre-registration by phone or email to Nancy White at 320-208-6575 or white156@umn.edu.

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U of MN Extension Master Gardener Update sponsored in part by the West Central Research and Outreach Center, and the Stevens County Master Gardeners.