This year’s event, focused on “Garden Inspiration Old & New,” is a half day seminar designed to provide inspiration for discovering what’s new in the garden and appreciation for the heirlooms that continue to delight gardeners. Master Gardeners are encouraging attendees to register early as space is limited and the deadline for registration is March 1.
The event will feature two main guest speakers. Kathy Johnson, owner of local business “Flowers For You” will kick off the morning with a presentation on growing your own cut flowers. Kathy will share her knowledge of floral design and tips for selecting and growing flowers for your own bouquets.
The second speaker is Cody Egan from Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa. Cody will teach attendees about heirloom plants and how to preserve them. Cody believes heirloom seeds have the ability to reconnect us to a specific time and place, a certain soil and season during which that seed, and the memories associated with it, were grown.
In addition to the guest speakers, the seminar will feature 60 minutes of “lightning learning” where attendees will have the opportunity to rotate between short presentations on topics such as Hostas, Small Space Gardening, Soil Testing, Propagating Succulents, and What’s New at the Garden Center, with more topics still to be added.
“Garden Inspiration Old and New” will be held at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. Registration and a light continental breakfast begins at 8:30AM. The program begins at 9AM and will conclude by 12:30PM. Attendees will be provided ideas and coupons to spend the afternoon lunching and exploring in the Atlantic area.
Cost for the seminar, including continental breakfast, materials and refreshments is $20. A schedule and registration form are available at the Cass County Extension office, or can be downloaded and printed using the links below. Previous Garden Seminar, attendees with a current address on record will also receive a brochure with registration form in the mail. Questions can be directed to Kate Olson at 712-243-1132, or by email at email@example.com.