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Master Gardeners Spring Symposium – March 17, 2018

The Western Massachusetts Spring Symposium, Your Living Landscape, is coming right up. Mark your calendars. On March 17, 2018 Henry Homeyer will be the keynote speaker at Frontier High School in South Deerfield. Vermonter Homeyer is an expert on gardening in the Northeast and he talks with humor about life in the garden.

Registration form – Cost is $35 for the entire day; additional fee for optional lunch.
Register online (extra service fee applies) at WMMGA.ORG or by mail using the form below. Send mailed
registrations to: Lucy Alman, 27 Park Rd., Sunderland, MA 01375. Please make checks payable to WMMGA.
Preregistration is required as seating is limited. Register early to get first pick of workshops!

In addition to Homeyer’s talk Sculpting the Living Landscape, the Spring Symposium will offer a variety of workshops in the morning and afternoon: Don’t forget the workshops fill early.

Morning Session
A. Shrubs for All Seasons
B. Vegetable Gardening
C. Good Bug vs. Bad Bug
D. Pruning Tools – Selection and Care
E. Invasive Plants
F. Pollinator Habitat Gardens
G. A Garden Bounty Breakfast
H. Herbal Spa Workshop

Afternoon Session

I. Eat Something You Grew Every Day
J. Gardening for the Birds
K. Those Wildlife Pests!
L. New Perennials
M. The Ins and Outs of Starting Seeds
N. Backyard Blueberries
O. Trellis Making from Natural Materials
P. Pressed Flower Art from the Garden

In addition to Henry Homeyer and a variety of workshops vendors will be on site selling honey and plants and lots of books. The lunch is always delicious and there are snacks to be be had.

I’ve written about earlier Spring Symposiums here and here   and here.  Check it out and see what the Symposium offers.

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