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Gardeners at the Dells

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
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The 2016 Upper Midwest Regional Master Gardener Conference will be taking place at the Chula Vista Resort in scenic Wisconsin Dells, September 14-17, 2016.

The conference’s theme is “Helping Nature Thrive,” and will feature area garden tours, educational sessions, and expert speakers. Learn more and register here: https://midwestmgconference.wordpress.com/

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Gardening Symposium

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
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The Buchanan County Master Gardeners will host the 10th annual public gardening symposium from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at First Presbyterian Church.

The main speakers for 2016 will be Helen Venemann: Creating Floral Designs, Greg Schmitt: Backyard Wildlife, Doug Cheever: Right of Way Plantings, and Sondra Cabell: Gardening for Pollinators.

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Think Spring Garden Seminar

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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The Think Spring Garden Seminar includes inspiring speakers, door prizes, time to shop in the garden marketplace plus a delicious catered lunch. Master Gardeners earn 4 CEU credits. Join Melissa Peterson, Garden Center Manager at Ted Lare Design Build & Garden Center will share inspirational photos of garden art and Pinterest garden projects that will leave you motivated and ready for spring. Karen Johlas-Szalkowski is the Naturalist II at Warren County Conservation. She will teach how to attract birds, butterflies and pollinators to your backyard.

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Installing a Butterfly and Pollinator Garden

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Thursday, May 19th beginning at 5pm, City Horticulturist, Kelly Goossen will be providing a workshop on planting and installing a pollinator garden at A.Y. McDonald Park in Dubuque
 
Kelly will share strategies on how to prepare the site, select plants, and address seasonal maintenance in a pollinator garden. Participants will also have the opportunity to help plant the new pollinator garden on-site, learning proper planting techniques, landscape design elements, and bloom time ranges for pollinator diversity throughout the season.
 

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