Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Statewide Conference
Main Conference Page and Registration

Friday, June 26, 2015, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - Noon
REGISTRATION (Breakfast on your own)


8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Outdoor Classes & Tours 
*NOTE: Sign-ups for sessions with class limits will take place on a first-come, first-serve basis on the morning of each day. Tickets will be distributed upon sign-up.
     
• Horticulture Research Center: Fruit Breeding/Trees & Shrubs (Jim Luby, Kathy Zuzek) *size limit
     • Private Garden Tour *size limit
     
• Arboretum Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management (Leslie Yetka) *size limit
     • Arboretum Nature Walk (Matt Schuth) *size limit

Supporting Extension Master Gardener volunteers
     • Coordinator Session: Communicating Public Value

10:45 a.m.
LUNCH/NETWORKING/VIEW POSTER SESSION

11:45 a.m.
WELCOME

     • Tim Kenny, Education Director, Extension Master Gardener Program Director, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
     • Beverly Durgan, Dean, University of Minnesota 
Extension
 

Noon
KEYNOTE
Protecting Our Pollinators

Dr. Marla SpivakMarla Spivak, Ph.D.
MacArthur Fellow
Distinguished McKnight Professor in Entomology
University of Minnesota Bee Lab


1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION TRACKS


Climate Change Track

     • Climate Changes in Minnesota (Mary Spivey)
     • Forest Changes and Climate Change in Minnesota (Lee Frelich)
     • Climate Change and Urban Trees (Gary Johnson)

Insects and Disease Track
     • Meet the Bees: The Biology and Habitat Needs of Native Bees (Sara Foltz-Jordan)
     • Keeping Trees Healthy in a Changing Climate (Michelle Grabowski)
     • Emerald Ash Borer Panel - Problems and Mitigation (Mark Abrahamson, Zach Jorgensen, Philip Potyondy) Part 2 of this presentation

Healthy Landscapes Track
     • Connecting Home Landscaping with Healthy Lakes and Streams (Leslie Yetka)
     • Trees, Leaves, Roots and their Role in Stormwater Management (John Bilotta)
     • Public Gardening Opportunities and the Benefits of Using Native Plants (Karen Terry)

Horticulture & Gardening Track
     • Minnesota Endangered Plant Conservation and Citizen Science (David Remucal)
     • Vegetable Growing Basics: A Five Class Series for Beginning Vegetable Gardeners (Mollie Dean)
     • Low Input Lawns (Sam Bauer)

Supporting Extension Master Gardeners Track
     
     • How to Be More Effective at Engaging Communities of Color (Megan Phinney, Melvin Giles)
     • Good Answers to Good Questions (Julie Weisenhorn) resource list
     • Healing Power of Nature through Gardening (Heather Benson)

Outdoor Classes & Tours
*NOTE: Sign-ups for sessions with class limits will take place on a first-come, first-serve basis on the morning of each day. Tickets will be distributed upon sign-up.
     • Low-Input Turf Trials (Sam Bauer) *size limit
     • Earthkind Landscaping: Good for the Garden, Good for the Gardener (Kathy Zuzek) *size limit
    • Invasive Species Walk and Talk (Dan Miller) *size limit
     • Tree Assessment Tour (Gary Johnson) *size limit


4:45 p.m.
PRE-GARDEN PARTY TOURS
*NOTE: Sign-ups for sessions with class limits will take place on a first-come, first-serve basis on the morning of each day. Tickets will be distributed upon sign-up.
     • Tour: Home Demo Garden (Larry Cipolla) *size limit
     • Tour: Japanese Garden (Petey Ellis) *size limit
     • Tour: Rose Garden (Harriett Mason) *size limit


5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
EVENING GARDEN PARTY AT THE ARBORETUM
The Garden Party is included in the conference fee for all conference registrants

Location: Sensory Garden
Rain Location:
MacMillan Auditorium

 
Light Appetizers
Cash Bar Music

NOTE: Dinner will be on your own.

The Abiders Band

Music by the Abiders Band
featuring lead vocalist Julie Weisenhorn
(yes, that's past State Director Julie!)
 
 

Garden Party Slide Show
Garden Party Slide Show 


QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION?
Call 612-301-1210 or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.

 

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