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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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Plant Protection Program

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Come to Reiman Gardens to hear from the experts at Iowa State University’s Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic (PIDC) as they discuss and demonstrate official methods for testing and identifying plant pests and pathogens. Learn where to go when you have questions about plants or insects in your own yard, and how you can become more involved in detection and diagnosis.

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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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