Hello, Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteers!

I'm Jill!

I'm one of the many folks who are working behind the scenes at the Arboretum to ensure a great time is had by all... 

 Jill Leenay, Arboretum Education Department


...for YOUR State Conference!
June 24 & 25
at the
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

 

Arboretum staff in the Azalea collection


I'm standing in the middle of the Arboretum's brilliant azalea collection to tell you (and show you!) a little more about your upcoming conference.

 


By conference time, the Arboretum gardens will be in full bloom!

people in the Annual Garden  japanese garden

The food will be healthy and delicious...


Delicious plate of food

...featuring recipes from Chef and Author Brenda Langton!  Chef Brenda Langton holding fresh produce

And the inspiring Arboretum tours will knock your socks off...

 

...literally!


Feet in grass, clover and wildflowers 


Speaking of tours, I encourage you to register soon as many of the tours are filling quickly. 

Don't miss your exclusive chance to tour these NEW Arboretum additions at the conference:

 

Red Barn tour, credit Mark MacLennanTashjin Bee and Pollination Discovery Center/Dr. Marla Spivak holds bee frameTOUR
The NEW Tashjian Bee & Pollination Discovery Center 
FRIDAY 1:10pm - 2:00pm
FRIDAY 3:15pm - 4:05pm
SATURDAY 11:30am - 12:20pm ALMOST FILLED!
SATURDAY 2:30pm - 3:30pm ALMOST FILLED!

 

Chinese Garden concept construction sign with Arboretum staff member

 

 

TOUR
The NEW Chinese Garden
FRIDAY 2:10pm - 3pm ALMOST FILLED!
 
 

 

MORE fabulous Arboretum tours for your conference include: 

 

TOUR
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
FRIDAY 1:10pm - 3pm FILLED
SATURDAY 1:30pm - 3:30pm JUST ADDED DUE TO DEMAND!
 
Pruning trees
 

TOUR
The Pine Tree collection
SATURDAY 1:30pm - 2:20pm 

 
pine tree, photo credit Lester Hughes-Seamans
photo: Lester Hughs-Seamans
 
TOUR
The Horticulture Research Center
FRIDAY 3:15pm - 5:05pm
SATURDAY 1
:30pm - 3:30pm
 Apples

TOUR
The Grass Collection
featuring Dr. Mary Meyer!
SATURDAY 10:30am - 11:20pm 
TOUR
The Japanese Garden
FRIDAY 4:15pm - 5:05pm
TOUR
Tree Selection for a Changing Climate
SATURDAY 10:30am - 12:20pm ALMOST FILLED!

Trees 
   

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Statewide Conference
Friday, June 24, 10:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska MN
1-day registration
$85 for Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Tree Care Advisors ($100 General Admission)
2-day registration
$160 for Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Tree Care Advisors ($190 General Admission)
 

Learn more about the conference and register at
arboretum.umn.edu/EMGconference2016.aspx  
 
After you've registered, don't forget to click the button to sign up for your sessions, as tours like the ones I mentioned above are filling fast! 
 


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The Arboretum is looking forward to welcoming you
June 24 & 25, 2016!

 

Check out this quick preview video about the conference!

 

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Extension Master Gardener Statewide Conference video 2016, credit Andrea Rice

 



 

Master Gardener State Conference 2016 Home Page
www.arboretum.umn.edu/EMGconference2016.aspx

 

 

 

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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