Adaptive Gardening for Lifelong Pleasure  

San Juan County Master Gardeners welcome keynote speaker Toni Gattone to the Annual Gardening Workshop Series.

Toni Gattone

Toni’s presentation, The Lifelong Gardener, provides gardeners of all ages and abilities unique strategies so we can continue gardening as we age, even when our bodies say “No!” Her “garden smarter, not harder” approach offers practical, how-to information to allow gardeners to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle by adapting their outdoor spaces and techniques to do what they love — enhancing both their gardens and their lives for the better.

Toni’s passion is to help gardeners of all ages and abilities garden for life. Toni knows from experience that physical limitations are the reason to re-evaluate how and when we garden, and how to re-work our gardens for greater comfort and safety. She speaks at garden clubs, national flower and garden shows, senior groups and Master Gardener symposiums. She is the author of The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease & Joy at Any Age, published by Timber Press in August 2019, now in its second printing.

The Workshop Series are Zoom webinars, beginning with Toni Gattone’s Keynote Presentation on Saturday, October 16th at 9 am. There are two sessions that Saturday, with subsequent sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at noon until the end of the month. Each session is one hour, with additional time for questions and discussion. Sessions are recorded and available to registered participants after the Series concludes.

Presenters are noted authorities and returning favorites, speaking on a wide variety of topics of interest to PNW coastal gardeners.

In addition to the Keynote, the Series speakers and their topics:

  • Incorporating Four Seasons of Beauty into the Garden – Tobey Nelson, Landscape Designer
  • Seed Saving and Vegetable Grafting– Dr. Carol Miles, Horticulture Specialist, Director of the WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center
  • New Vegetable Varieties- Dr. Carol Miles, Horticulture Specialist, Director of the WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center
  • Where Have all the Insects Gone? – Linda Gilkeson, Entomologist, Author, and former Keynote Speaker
  • Attracting Pollinators and Beneficial Insects to Your Garden – Dr. Linda Gilkeson, Entomologist, Author, and former Keynote Speaker
  • Ten Dos and Don’ts for Successful Ornamental Pruning- Monica Maggio, Portland Oregon Horticulturalist, Garden Educator and Master Gardener
  • Techniques for Pruning Kiwis and Grapes for Bountiful Harvests- Monica Maggio, Portland Oregon Horticulturalist, Garden Educator and Master Gardener

Visit GardenWorkshop.org for complete descriptions of each session and our speaker’s biographies.

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are $35 for all eight Workshops. Registration deadline is October 12. Please join us for eight hours of delightful, educational and inspiring presentations.

The WSU Master Gardener program mission is to engage university-trained volunteers to empower and sustain diverse communities with relevant, unbiased, research-based horticulture and environmental stewardship education. If you are interested in becoming a WSU Master Gardener, please contact Caitlin Blethen at mg.sanjuancounty@wsu.edu or 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.

Posted on October 5, 2021 at 10:21 am by

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