Our Plants, Our Planet, Our Volunteers
FRIDAY, JUNE 28 - PRE-CONFERENCE NATURE HEALS TOOL KIT TRAINING
FREE for Master Gardener Volunteers who are registered for the conference
$15 for Master Gardener Volunteers who are not registered for the conference
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$65 includes afternoon sessions, snack, and Arboretum admission
FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Farm at the Arboretum Sneak Peek Soiree
$35 includes Brisket Buffet Dinner, Carrot Cake and Arboretum admission
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
$110 includes morning and afternoon sessions, morning coffee/breakfast, lunch, snack, and Arboretum admission
BUNDLE BOTH DAYS
FRIDAY, JUNE 28 includes Farm at the Arboretum Sneak Peek Soiree, afternoon sessions, snack, and Arboretum admission
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 includes morning and afternoon sessions, morning coffee/breakfast, lunch, snack, and Arboretum admission
2019 Conference Keynote Speakers
Award-winning author and photographer
Natural companions: Inspiring combinations of plants that grow together and bloom at the very same time
Ken Druse is a celebrated lecturer, and an award-winning author and photographer, who has been called "the guru of natural gardening" by the New York Times. He is best known for his 20 garden books published over the last 25 years. This presentation will be based on his popular book, "Natural Companions: The Garden Lover's Guide to Plant Combinations". Ken will introduce ways to make an impact and protect our plants and our planet through immersion in nature using a variety of seasons, color, fragrance, foliage, grasses, wetlands and ponds, edible flowers and many more.
Dr. Michael Engel
Research Centers - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Distinguished Professor & Senior Curator
400 Million years on six legs: evolution of the insects
Michael S. Engel is a Research Affiliate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He is also University Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Senior Curator of Entomology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Dr. Engel is the author of Innumerable Insects: The Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on Earth (Natural Histories) and coauthor of Evolution of the Insects, and author of numerous entomological treatises.
In order to provide access for those who need financial assistance with registration, please contact your local Master Gardener Coordinator/Leadership, if local financial assistance is not available, contact ArbEdu@umn.edu.
The 2019 Conference Planning Committee
invites you to join us on June 28th & 29th!*
Garden Design Track
2019 Planning Team
Silver Exhibitor Level
Coho Salmon Lunch Donation
Minnesota State Horticultural Society
QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION?
Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.
Achieve your CE Goal!
Certificates of attendance will be available for:
- Extension Master Gardeners
- Extension Master Naturalists
- Tree Care Advisors
- Others, by request
* Certificates of Attendance must be submitted to your governing organization in order to determine if hours are eligible for continuing education credit. Contact your county/region for more information.
*Pictured: Barbara Stalsberg, Melinda Ludwiczak, Beth Beck, Deb Reierson, Paul Wood, Deb Revier, and Katie Petty (Not Pictured: Diana Rankin & Hillary Freeman)