Noted Authors to Attend Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop

Posted October 4, 2018 at 6:15 am by

From the Mas­ter Gardeners…

Did you know that most plant prob­lems are not the result of dis­ease or insects?

But dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing between a dis­ease, a pest, or a dis­or­der to cor­rect­ly treat the prob­lem can be a real chal­lenge. Last year’s pop­u­lar keynote speak­er, Dr. Lin­da Gilke­son, returns to the Mas­ter Gar­den­ers Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop on Octo­ber 20th. Her first ses­sion, “Do You Real­ly Know What the Prob­lem Is?” will help you learn how to sort out symp­toms and diag­nose plant prob­lems. Her sec­ond ses­sion, “Com­mon Pests, Dis­eases and Dis­or­ders of Fruit,” reviews the preva­lent apple, pear and berry prob­lems, and pro­vides detailed treat­ment information.

And because she loves the Bras­si­ca fam­i­ly, her third ses­sion, “Of Cab­bages and [Jan­u­ary] Kings,” delves into why these delight­ful veg­eta­bles are a plea­sure to grow year-round, and which vari­eties do well in our cli­mate. Dr. Gilke­son is an ento­mol­o­gist and the author of “Back­yard Boun­ty,” the pop­u­lar guide to year-round har­vests, and “Nat­ur­al Insect, Weed, and Dis­ease Con­trol.” Signup for her month­ly newslet­ter at lindagilkeson.ca.

The Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop is a day-long event, with not­ed author­i­ties speak­ing on a wide vari­ety of top­ics of inter­est to PNW coastal gar­den­ers. This year our keynote speak­er is the respect­ed author, speak­er, edi­tor and ‘hor­ti­col­orist’ Lorene Forkn­er Edwards. The author of five gar­den­ing titles includ­ing the best­selling “Hand­made Gar­den Projects” and the “Tim­ber Press Guide to Veg­etable Gar­den­ing: Pacif­ic North­west.” Lorene is the edi­tor of Pacif­ic Hor­ti­cul­ture, a mag­a­zine that sup­ports the pow­er of gar­dens to enrich life and help heal our plan­et. She is pas­sion­ate about per­son­al­i­ty-infused gar­den spaces and the beau­ti­ful, fruit­ful, and inno­v­a­tive land­scapes of our region. Fol­low Lorene at ahandmadegarden.com and on Insta­gram @gardenercook. 

Vis­it GardenWorkshop.org for com­plete descrip­tions of each ses­sion and our speaker’s biogra­phies. Mul­ti­ple choic­es allow you to plan your day to attend ses­sions of inter­est to you.

Pur­chase tick­ets here. Tick­ets are $40 online, $45 at the door. Advance pur­chase recommended.

 Octo­ber 20th, 8:30 – 4:30 — Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle School — 85 Blair Ave. Fri­day Har­bor, San Juan Island

Are you inter­est­ed in becom­ing a Mas­ter Gar­den­er volunteer?

Our next train­ing ses­sion begins Jan­u­ary 29th, 2019, in Fri­day Har­bor. Train­ing occurs every Tues­day from 9am‑3:30pm through March 26th.  Appli­ca­tions are due by Novem­ber 1.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Caitlin Blethen at mg.sanjuancounty@wsu.eduor 360–370-7663. Infor­ma­tion about the pro­gram and what vol­un­teers do is locat­ed here.

The Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop is pre­sent­ed by the Mas­ter Gar­den­er Foun­da­tion of San Juan
Coun­ty in Coop­er­a­tion with the San Juan Coun­ty Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Extension.

Rea­son­able accom­mo­da­tions will be made for per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties and spe­cial needs who con­tact the WSU San Juan Coun­ty Exten­sion office at 360–370-7663 or ma.sanjuancounty@wsu.eduat least two weeks pri­or to the event

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