The Resilent Landscapes Team have curated Friday and Saturday sessions with popular speakers Julie Weisenhorn, Bill Cook, Meg Cowden and James Wolfin. 

Friday, June 12 Sessions

Julie Weisenhorn




    3:30 - 5:30 p.m. MACMILLAN A/C AUDITORIUM
    2 Hour Workshop with Julie Weisenhorn

    House Plants
    This session will take place at Learning Center- Garden Shed and will be limited to 30 attendees. Wristbands will be handed out on a first come first serve basis at the Registration Table when it opens at 8:30 a.m. This session will be repeated on Saturday, June 13 st 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

Saturday, June 29 Sessions


Heidi Heiland







Hands in dirt



David Abazs

Mike Heger




    11:30 - 12:20 p.m. MACMILLAN A/C AUDITORIUM
    Container gardening through the seasons
    Heidi Heiland
    Learn the tips and tricks of container gardening including, design, preparation and management.  This talk spans the 4 seasonal switch out's in containers, spring, summer, fall & winter. We have even coined a 5th season!  Attention is given to combinations of materials & unique products with primary focus on the main summer months.  This colorful and fast paced power point highlights trends along with the latest & greatest.

    12:30-1:25 LUNCH

    1:30 - 2:20 p.m. MACMILLAN A/C AUDITORIUM
    Pollinator gardening for beginners
    Julie Weisenhorn
    Master Gardeners are often called upon to help beginning gardeners - or gardeners new to pollinators - about how to design, plant and care for a pollinator garden. In this session taught by Extension educator Julie Weisenhorn, Master Gardeners will get some new ideas for how to teach non-gardeners how to be pollinator gardeners! A presentation and handout for volunteers to use will be available for download after the state conference.

    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. MACMILLAN A/C AUDITORIUM
    Just announced! Growing soils: Saving the planet
    David Abazs
    Come learn about the amazing world of SOILS, how to test, evaluate, nurture and grow your soils using various composting techniques, soil amendments, plantings, and cover crops. Learn how to reduce carbon in the agricultural production of food systems while using soil on your farm or in your garden to actually sequester carbon and build a more regenerative system. Bring your own soil sample and come share your thoughts and your soil relationship while learning how to develop a more rich and healthy soil community that makes the whole thing work. 

    3:30 - 4:30 p.m. MACMILLAN A/C AUDITORIUM
    Top-notch newly introduced perennials
    Mike Heger
    There is a flood of new perennials to the marketplace each year: it's nearly impossible to learn them all. Many of these plants are sold in northern regions without regard for their long term performance here. This presentation doesn't feature the newest of the new but will present a range of recent perennial introductions that have proven to be good performers in the North.




Bug Track

Tree Track

Confirmed Speakers

2019 Planning Team

Area Accommodations