Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Statewide Conference 2016

OUR PLANTS, OUR PLANET, OUR VOLUNTEERS
Friday, June 24, 10:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska MN

Become inspired by empowering speakers, enhance your horticulture knowledge, engage in exclusive workshops, network with your peers, and explore the ways you can use horticulture to make a difference in our environment to create a healthy planet, through healthy plants, for healthy people.



Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25
   • $160 Master Gardeners (also Master Naturalists and Tree Care Advisors)
   • $190 general admission
Includes Arboretum Admission and Friday evening entertainment 
 


ONLY - Friday, June 24 
   • $85 Master Gardeners (also Master Naturalists and Tree Care Advisors)
   • $100 general admission
Includes Arboretum Admission and Friday evening entertainment  




ONLY
 - Evening Entertainment on Friday, June 24, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
   • $25, for guests of registered attendees only, includes Arboretum Admission
 * note that Friday Evening Entertainment is INCLUDED for all registered conference attendees; this option is only for guests (friends, spouses, etc.) who wish to attend on Friday evening.
 

ONLY - Saturday, June 25 
   • $85 Master Gardeners (also Master Naturalists and Tree Care Advisors)
   • $100 general admission
Includes Arboretum Admission and Friday evening Entertainment 

 

 

 
Schedule At A Glance


Bus Schedule
 

AGENDA

Friday, June 24
Keynote Speaker: 
Kirk Brown
Friday Agenda & Details
   
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration
   8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Pre-Conference Concurrent Sessions & Tours

 
11:00 a.m. Keynote Address
  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch/Networking  
        
  1:10 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Concurrent Sessions & Tours
  5:30 p.m. Evening Entertainment

Saturday, June 25
Keynote Speaker: 
Deborah Swackhamer
Saturday Agenda & Details
    
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration
    9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
 Keynote & General Sessions             
   12:20 p.m. Lunch/Networking
   1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
Concurrent Sessions & Tours

Certificates of attendance will be available for:

  • Extension Master Gardeners
  • Extension Master Naturalists
  • Tree Care Advisors
  • Others, by request


MENU

June 24th 

Farm Table Breakfast
Granola, Yogurt, Honey, Berries, Fruit & Assortment of Local Cheese
Brenda Quick Breads: Banana Wheat Germ Bread, Buttermilk Cornbread

Garden Lunch
Greek Black Eyed Pea Salad
Mixed Baby Lettuce, Green Beans, toasted Walnuts with White Balsamic Dressing
Cold Mint & Melon Soup

Dessert
Almond Cake with summer Berries

MENU
June 25th

Farm Table Breakfast
Granola, Yogurt, Honey, Berries, Fruit & Assortment of Local Cheese
Brenda Quick Breads, Banana Wheat Germ Bread, Buttermilk Cornbread

Savory Summer Salads
Lentil Mint Salad  
White Cannellini Bean and Tuna Salad
Mixed Baby Lettuce, Cherry Tomato, Pistachio with White Balsamic Dressing
Quinoa Corn Soup

Dessert
Applesauce Cake with Local Cream & Honey

 


 

Learn more about the exclusive Arboretum Tours 

Learn more about Friday's Keynote Speaker

Learn more about the Conference Food Experience

 

Your conference planning committee designed new conference features and highlights this year:

Experience
FEATURING
 Conference food experience by Brenda Langton

All delicious conference dining will be based on recipes from Brenda's cookbooks...from breakfast to lunch and into the evening! Join us on Friday after the last session for happy hour, featuring a presentation and appetizers by Brenda.

NEW! Pre-register for sessions
Choose your sessions ahead of time to make sure you get into the sessions you want

Resources
NEW!
 The Toolshed 

A dedicated room for you to build your resource toolbox! Staffed by your State Office representatives and open both days, this room invites you "shop" for educational tools like buttons and bookmarks that you can use in your community! Gather resources, find out what's new, ask questions, and spend time with your state representatives!

NEW! Teaching package
Attend a Water Wisely session and leave with a teaching package to present in your community 

NEW! SHARE sessions
Highlighting successful volunteer projects throughout the state, network around selected themes as you learn and interact with counties from all over Minnesota. Ten-minute stories around community impact projects in "Lightening Talks" format will be followed by discussion and Q&A with a focus on lessons learned.

Fun

NEW!
 Meet & Greet
An interactive activity with prizes each day!
view winners

FUN! Friday evening
Music, food, meet-and-greet with Brenda Langton, and networking with your peers

 

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.

Preferred Conference Accommodations
Special rate for conference attendees!
$129.00 plus tax, 1-bedroom King Suite (regular rate $165!)
Use Promotional Code UMNMGC
Country Inn & Suites - Chanhassen
591 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317 area map
952-937-2424

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