Adaptive Gardening for Lifelong Pleasure 

Posted October 5, 2021 at 10:21 am by

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.

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